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Expect More Arizona: Keeping you connected: Advocacy updates May 6-10, 2019

Today is the 117th day of the legislative session and budget negotiations continue to move slowly behind the scenes. Despite the slow progress, we do have a few updates and an opportunity to take action! The American School Counselors Association (ASCA) released updated student-to-counselor ratios using data from the 2016–2017 school year. Arizona remains last [...]

Expect More Arizona: Early Education Funding – How you can help

Take Action Today! Tell Senate President Karen Fann to Move HB 2125 Forward Last year’s federal budget increased funding to the Child Care Development Block Grant. Arizona’s share was $56 million, but the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) could not spend those dollars because the state’s budget did not include an expenditure authority to [...]

Spring has Sprung and With It, News on Simulations

New Research on Pipelines Shows the Multi-Dimensional Aspects of Learning. Wallace Principal Pipeline Study:  Majority of Effective Programs Use Leadership Simulation We at Ed Leadership Sims were excited to see that four of the six districts participating in the recent Wallace study on Principal Pipeline Initiatives are using leadership simulations to heighten the impact of their programs. Those [...]

Expect More AZ: Keeping you connected – Advocacy updates April 15-19, 2019

Weekly Legislative Update The 100th day of this session is rapidly approaching but there is still no end in sight. Budget negotiations continue behind closed doors. The legislature has sent a total of 138 bills to the Governor’s desk so far this year, and he has signed 110 of them. UPDATES ON BILLS WE’RE WATCHING [...]

Excelencia in Education: NEW ANALYSIS – Latinos in Higher Education – Compilation of Fast Facts

Excelencia in Education accelerates Latino student success in higher education to address the U.S. economy’s need for a highly educated workforce for civic leadership. Policy must keep up with our country’s changing demographics to serve students. This compilation includes fact sheets covering Excelencia’s policy priorities - affordability, institutional capacity, retention and transfer, and workforce preparation. The current state of [...]

Expect More Arizona: Keeping You Connected – Advocacy Updates April 8-12, 2019

Weekly Legislative Update While budget conversations continue to progress slowly, it was an eventful week at the Capitol. The Legislature’s Finance Advisory Committee met on Thursday, adjusting the state’s budget and revenue forecast. Of note, the latest forecast has reduced the amount of the expected surplus, but there is still an additional $150 million in [...]

ASBA: The State of LGBTQ Education in Arizona – Free Webinar, April 18th

NEW EQUITY WEBINAR, April 18, 3-4 p.m. (Free) ASBA is proud to introduce the First Annual Equity Webinar Series. Are you interested in educational equity in your school district? Do you want to understand the issues facing Arizona students and teachers? Hear from content area experts and school board members on the challenges and opportunities [...]