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NAU to provide tuition-free college education for Arizona residents with household incomes at or below $65,000

  FLAGSTAFF- NAU’s new Access2Excellence initiative reflects the urgent need to broaden participation and increase educational attainment in Arizona, helping students gain the knowledge and skills needed to participate in the state’s booming economy. Northern Arizona University (NAU) recently announced it will provide a tuition-free college education for every Arizona …

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Successfully Reducing Bullying At Miami

Bullying complaints at Miami are down sharply, more than 60%, over the past three years, thanks to a combination of upfront discussion, counseling, and strict consequences. Key to attacking student bullying was arriving at a clear definition, and the Miami Governing Board approved a three-part description of what constitutes bullying: …

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Potentially devastating school budget cuts

*Reprinted with permission. By Former Superintendents, Jim Rice and John Pedicone  Many people may not be aware of an impending education funding crisis that threatens to cripple public schools across Arizona. There is a state process known as the aggregate spending limit, which is part of the state budget. The Arizona Constitution established the …

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Could a spending limit created over 40 years ago force schools to close this Spring?

Arizona’s schools may be forced to close as early as April 1 this spring.   Not because of COVID this time, but because of a perfect storm of problems with our state’s school funding system.  (Funding that by the way, despite recent increases, still ranks as the lowest in the nation).   The irony is that this spring, school districts are …

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Arizona Department of Education, Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association Issue Joint Statement COVID Surge

Healthcare, public education leaders, and pediatricians agree, kids learn best in their classrooms – and until we are fully on the other side of this pandemic, we must take every necessary precaution to protect student health and safety in those classrooms and ensure minimal disruption to learning. We have serious …

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