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The Arizona Center for Economic Progress: In Search of a State Budget That Creates Opportunity for All

The Arizona legislature begins its 2019 session today with 19 freshmen lawmakers and the closest partisan split in more than four decades. It will be an opportunity for lawmakers to work together to advance policies that will enable all Arizonans to move up the economic ladder, on issues like: Investing in Arizona's public schools, community [...]

ASA Member Opportunity: Professional Development and Scholarship

The Flippen Group has partnered with ASA to bring the award winning Capturing Kids’ Hearts training to Phoenix on January 29th-30th. Through the partnership we can offer your district (ASA Members)  5 scholarship spots to attend for free! Participant Outcomes: Our research-based processes improve the five key indicators of school performance: fewer discipline referrals, improved attendance, [...]

Pressing Legal Matters for School Leaders December 2018

Arizona School Leaders, 1.4% of US K-12 Students are undocumented (potentially more in AZ) and you face many legal issues concerning the rights of these students. The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) published a brief article summarizing these issues and clarifying the various laws.  You can read this article by clicking here. Mark Joraanstad, Ed. D. Executive [...]

Fully Funded Vision Grant for School Districts

District Leaders, This is an opportunity for a fully grant-funded gift for your school district. Yes, it is true.  There is no sales pitch to follow. UnitedHealthcare’s press release announced a grant to VisionQuest 20/20 to expand access to modernized vision screenings (using EyeSpy 20/20) for children in Arizona. Click Grant to read the press release. In partnership with UnitedHealthcare, VisionQuest 20/20 [...]

AZALAS Congratulates Annual Conference Recognized Individuals

AZALAS would like to congratulate the following individuals for their recognition and reception at this year's annual conference! Photos and highlights will be posted soon.   Mr. Herman Moya, Retired Superintendent, Founding Committee Member Dr. Stan Paz, Retired Superintendent,  Founding Committee member Sergio Arredondo, Jr. Tolleson Union High School District, Student Art Contest Winner Mr. [...]