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Arizona Educators Battle Ducey’s Ban on Mask Mandates

AZ Educators Battle Ducey’s Ban on Mask Mandates Arizona kids have returned to Arizona classrooms after summer break and a year and a half of upheaval and anguish caused by COVID-19. Educators, children, and families across the state are grateful to return to some semblance of normalcy, and educators are working hard to meet students’ …

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Rural schools - An Unlevel Playing Field: Rural Public Schools are a Lifeline From Poverty

An Unlevel Playing Field: Rural Public Schools are a Lifeline From Poverty

An Unlevel Playing Field:Rural Public Schools are aLifeline From Poverty With a nearly 20% poverty rate among Arizona children, families often rely on their local public school in ways beyond providing a quality education. As a result, teachers must ensure basic needs such as nutrition and safety are met before focusing on academics. This piece focuses on …

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An Unlevel Playing Field: Teaching Students in Poverty​

An Unlevel Playing Field: Teaching AZ Students in Poverty

An Unlevel Playing Field:Teaching Students in Poverty With a nearly 20% poverty rate among Arizona children, families often rely on their local public school in ways beyond providing a quality education. As a result, teachers must ensure basic needs such as nutrition and safety are met before focusing on academics. Read our 8-part series to learn how …

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Building Healthy Communities

Building Healthy Communities in Arizona

Building Healthy Communities in Arizona Through Public Education Regardless of socioeconomic background, ethnicity, citizenship, or race, one thing that children have in common is that they need and are deserving of a quality education. One that would prepare them for the world they are entering. One that would provide them with the tools needed to …

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Arizona Schools

Arizona Schools: The Economic Driver to Invest in the Future

Arizona Schools Should be the Economic Driver to Invest in the Future I’ve been an entrepreneur in Arizona for almost 30 years. In that time, I’ve realized that our state government does not care about the education of its children, or understand how public education drives our economic future. Instead, state leaders have gutted our …

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“Fully-Funded” school

But… What is a “Fully-Funded” School?

But… What is a “Fully-Funded” School? “Fully-Funded” schools seems to be a phrase we hear a lot about this days. But what exactly does that mean? We are fully committed to ensuring every Arizona child has access to a quality, fully-funded public school in their neighborhood.  But… what is a “fully-funded” school and what does …

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