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Teachers vote to walk out of  ‘starving’ schools

Posted by   /  April 20, 2018  /  Education, Featured News  /  No Comments

Governor says kids lose out By Chris McCrory | Cronkite News Arizona educators overwhelmingly voted to walk out to demand higher pay, Red for Ed leaders announced Thursday night.   Speaking in front of the Phoenix headquarters of the Arizona Education Association, organizers from Arizona Educators United, one of the grassroots groups backing teachers, said […]

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State PTA backs off support of governor’s teacher pay raise plan

Posted by   /  April 18, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Calling the governor’s plan not sustainable, the Arizona PTA has withdrawn its backing for Gov. Doug Ducey’s teacher pay hike plan. Beth Simek, the organization’s president, told Capitol Media Services this afternoon that said her own research showed her that there is no way […]

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Former Arizona attorney general says interpretation of employee law could cost teachers their jobs if they strike

Posted by   /  April 18, 2018  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Arizona law appears to say that a teacher who strikes after signing a contract has effectively resigned By: Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services  April 18, 2018 Empowered by successful walkouts in other states, Arizona teachers began three days of voting Tuesday on whether to follow suit here. But if they do decide to walk — […]

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Barbara Bush school in Mesa mourns namesake’s death

Posted by   /  April 18, 2018  /  Education, Family Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Chris Coppola| The Republic Barbara Bush took the new honor with a pleasant mix of humor and humility. “This new experience of having people want to name things after us is really quite flattering until you realize they usually do it for people who are very, very old or dead,” the former first lady […]

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Here’s how Ducey would pay $580M for teacher raises

Posted by   /  April 17, 2018  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey plans on funding a 20 percent teacher raise over the next three years with rosy revenue projections and a mix of funding sweeps, lottery revenues and spending reductions. State budget analysts provided legislators an analysis of Ducey’s plan, which the governor announced on April 12 […]

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Arizona teachers will hold vote on walkout

Posted by   /  April 16, 2018  /  Education, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ricardo Cano | The Republic Teachers across the state will vote this week on whether to walk out for more education funding, according to Arizona Educators United, the grassroots group coordinating the #RedForEd movement. Organizers late Sunday said educators would vote in person Tuesday through Thursday to determine whether they would follow the lead […]

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Ducey offers teachers 9% pay bump next year; increases to 20% within four years

Posted by   /  April 12, 2018  /  Education, Featured News  /  No Comments

House announces its own pay raise formula By Carmen Forman and Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times As Arizona teachers threaten to strike over low wages, Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled a revised budget proposal today that offers educators a 9-percent pay bump in the next school year. The governor’s latest plan still won’t raise taxes […]

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A major city’s solution to teachers’ money problems: Let them live at school

Posted by   /  April 11, 2018  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Miami is taking the trend of teacher housing one step further than other places. But do teachers want to live where they work – even if it means cheaper rent? By Natalie DelGadillo | Governing Teacher strikes have lit up red states over the last month as educators reach their breaking point with stagnant wages […]

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Ducey to meet with ‘decision makers,’ not teachers to talk about salaries

Posted by   /  April 10, 2018  /  Education  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey won’t meet with the leaders of two teacher groups to talk about salaries and related issues even as they are taking the first steps toward a walkout. The governor’s statement comes less than a week after a request by Noah Karvelis […]

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Gilbert leaders praise ‘new humble beginning’ with Park University

Posted by   /  April 10, 2018  /  Education, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Ryan Santistevan | The Republic The Gilbert Town Council last week approved a lease agreement with Park University, which Mayor Jenn Daniels called a “momentous occasion” that gives a taste of the tenants she’d like to see fill out the University Building in downtown. Park University will occupy 11,000 square feet of the 89,000 square feet building and pay the […]

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