Arizona Education


  Abriendo Puertas

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics highlighted 230 programs across the country as Bright Spots for investing in key education priorities affecting the Hispanic community. Abriendo Puertas, a partner of the Helios Education Foundation, was one of the programs recognized. Learn more about Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, the nation's first evidence-based comprehensive training program designed for Spanish-speaking parents with children ages 0-5 years old.


  Diane Douglas Lawsuit

State Superintendent Diane Douglas has been sued by the State Board of Education. Greg Miller, president of the board, will tell us more.


  Republican Education Funding

Senate President Andy Biggs will explain the plan by Republican legislative leaders to increase funding for education in Arizona.


  Democratic Education Funding

House minority leader Eric Meyer talks about the Democrats’ plan to increase education funding.


  Arizona Latino School Board Association

The Arizona Latino School Board Association (ALSBA) held its official kick-off event. The group plans to focus on education issues affecting Arizona's Hispanic population. Stephanie Parra, ALSBA founding board member and Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board member and Arizona Senator Martin Quezada, who is also a Pendergast Elementary School District Governing Board member and ALSBA founding board member talk about the association.


  University Preparedness

A new report released by the Arizona Board of Regents, which oversees the state’s universities, finds that nearly half of high school graduates don’t meet the criteria to enter one of Arizona’s three state universities. Board of Regents president Eileen Klein will discuss the report.


  State Land Trust and Arizona Schools

Dana Wolfe Naimark, president and CEO of the Children’s Action Alliance, will talk about what state land trust means for Arizona schools.


  Education Funding

Talks aimed at settling a dispute over funding to cover inflation for K-12 schools in Arizona have fallen apart, with the case headed back to court. Arizona Education Association vice president Joe Thomas will discuss the issue.


  Marijuana Tax for Education Opposition

A group promoting a 2016 ballot measure that would legalize marijuana wants to use tax proceeds from marijuana sales for education. We’ve heard from a backer of the measure on Arizona Horizon, and will hear from an opponent, Seth Leibsohn of Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy.


  Marijuana Tax for Education

A group promoting a 2016 ballot measure that would legalize marijuana wants to use tax proceeds from marijuana sales for education. Steve White of The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol will tell us more.


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