Category Archives: Education

Accomplishments of the 52nd Legislature

This is a summary of major bills and details on the balanced budget put together by the Majority at the Arizona Legislature. Accomplishments of 52nd Leg 5 26 16

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Senate President Biggs on the State Board of Education, Department of Education agreement to end litigation

“I am pleased that the Arizona Department of Education and the Arizona State Board of Education have announced they have resolved the dispute over their duties and the ongoing litigation is coming to an end. I have always maintained that … Continue reading

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Sen. Allen calls for schools to respect parents over assessment concerns

Senator Sylvia Allen today urged local school leaders and administrators to work with parents, be respectful and not retaliate against a student for choices that parents may make. It is that time of year again when Arizona schools are administering … Continue reading

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Sen. Begay testifies in front of U.S. Senate committee to expand education options for children in BIE schools

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Carlyle Begay addressed the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs today, asking to expand Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) as an option for children attending Bureau of Indian Education funded schools. Sen. John McCain is sponsoring … Continue reading

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Senate Education Chair Allen Gets Input From Area Leaders

  By Naomi Hatch State Senator Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake, met with school superintendents from throughout Navajo County recently to hear their comments and concerns regarding education and education funding in Arizona. The Feb. 12 meeting was organized by Jason Whiting, … Continue reading

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Senate passes bill to clear up duties of State Board of Education, Department of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction

The Arizona State Senate today passed SB 1416, a bill that defines and clarifies the powers and duties of the State Board of Education, the Arizona Department of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The bill is a follow-up … Continue reading

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K-12 scholarship opportunity for Native American children

Tribal families have the opportunity, now through April 1, to apply for state-funded K-12 scholarships. In 2015, the Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program was expanded, making Native American children living within the boundaries of a reservation community eligible for the … Continue reading

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