Archive for December, 2009

Tax Time Warning: Arizona private school tuition tax credits may raise federal flag

December 31st, 2009

The Arizona Republic reported that private school tuition tax credits that are earmarked for individual students may be in violation of federal law.

What to Expect: Arizona’s Race to the Top Application

December 17th, 2009

. AEN members recently participated in a webinar titled “What to Expect: Arizona’s Race to the Top Application,”  presented by Arizona  School Boards Association [ASBA] and the Arizona Association of School Business Officials [AASBO]. The featured speaker was Mesa School District Superintendent Dr. Debra Duvall, who serves as a Special Advisor to Governor Brewer on the  Continue Reading >

Special Session called for Thursday, December 17, 2009

December 16th, 2009

A fifth special session has been called by Governor Brewer to address the remaining $1.6 billion deficit.

Your Questions Answered: Is AZ a Big Spender? 12/09/09

December 8th, 2009

In this update we will cover two recent questions from AEN subscribers regarding Arizona spending statistics… How does our state compare and how much are we spending on education?

High School Student’s Perspective: Stop the school-funding disparity, 12/4/09

December 5th, 2009

An Op Ed letter was recently sent to the Arizona Capital Times, in which a high school student from Lake Havasu High School discussed the disparities in public funding in her area.

How to Register to Vote

December 1st, 2009

One of the most important components to supporting your schools begins with one simple step: Register to vote.  Arizona is an “equal funding” state for education. This means that each school district receives the same funding per student from the state legislature.  Each elected member of our state legislature must be held accountable for how they vote, and  Continue Reading >

Legislative Update: Where are we going, and why are we in this handbasket? Updated 1/4/10

December 1st, 2009

A recap of recent legislation as it pertains to education.