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Follow-up from GCU!

GCU's Doctoral Community is Here for You Hi Panfilo, Thank you for the opportunity to connect at one of the many collaborative meetings and events. It is always enjoyable to make wonderful connections, new and old. My goal is to encourage educational partnerships between GCU and other inspiring educational communities. In case earning a doctorate [...]

AEA Budget Watch

From Arizona Education Association: The Arizona Education Association member activists and leaders are on Budget Watch at the Legislature.  You supported those educators and our public schools when they walked out in solidarity and you stood next to them as they demanded the funding the schools our students deserve.  Every day, an increasing number of [...]

Illuminate Education: Let’s Achieve Equity in Schools, Together

Achieving Equity in Schools June 27, 2019 True equity in schools remains elusive despite decades of attention and reform. Join us for a live broadcast of the "Achieving Equity in Schools" panel, led by former Boston Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tommy Chang. Dr. Chang will spark a provocative conversation about providing equal access to learning experiences that [...]

Expect More Arizona: Keeping You Connected: Advocacy Updates May 13-17, 2019

Weekly Legislative Update Rumor has it that we may see budget proposals introduced by the House and Senate next week. As negotiations continue behind closed doors, email your legislators and tell them to make funding for ALL of education a priority. UPDATES ON BILLS WE’RE WATCHING Child Care Assistance: The Senate did not advance HB 2125, which allocates [...]

ASBA Connect 5.16.19: Results-based funding still not equitable, AZEdNews launches classroom grant program PLUS more

ASBA Connect 5.16.19 Why results-based funding is not an equitable approach to helping public schools  Governor Ducey's FY2020 budget proposal includes over $60M to nearly triple the amount of money going to results-based funding, which distributes funding based on AzMERIT results, or A-F Letter grades beginning in next year.   An updated analysis by ASBA [...]

Expect More Arizona: Action Alert – Help Close the Achievement Gap in Arizona

Action Alert: Close Arizona’s Achievement Gap We have an opportunity to help close the achievement gap in Arizona by supporting English language learners. The first step is to encourage your State Senator to VOTE YES ON HCR 2026. House Concurrent Resolution 2026 (HCR 2026) would repeal Prop 203, which was passed in 2000 and requires 1) [...]

K12 Insight: 2 Weeks Left to Secure School Safety Funding

Time is quickly running out to apply for school safety funding. Application deadlines for a series of popular school safety grants hit in late May and early June. The first of those is the School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP), which awards $25 million to local governments and jurisdictions to support evidence-based school safety programs. Deadline to [...]

AZDOA: Superintendent Hoffman Announces New Leadership Position Focused on Equity

  Superintendent Hoffman Announces New Leadership Position Focused on Equity   (Phoenix, Ariz., May 6, 2019) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman today announced the creation of a new executive leadership position at the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) focused on issues of equity. The Associate Superintendent of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion will be charged with driving [...]

Expect More Arizona: What Do Educators Really Want for Teacher Appreciation Week?

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! Let’s Think Outside the Box This Year National Teacher Appreciation Week kicks off today. While we can all agree that every week is a good time to show our appreciation, we know many parents, schools and students use this time to make special gestures. We started asking ourselves, do teachers need [...]