Archive for April, 2010

Superintendent of Public Instruction Debate, Thursday May 13

April 29th, 2010

The public is welcome to attend a debate in Sedona on May 13 to hear the candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. You’ll find out in this debate what ideas the candidates have for the future of public instruction in Arizona. It will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at the West Sedona School, 570 Posse Grounds Road, Sedona, AZ.

AEN Sponsored Community-Wide Proposition 100 Forum

April 27th, 2010

On Thursday, April 22, the Arizona Education Network sponsored a community-wide forum on Proposition 100 where seven distinguished panelists from vital sectors in Pima County spoke of the fiscal, human and educational impact of Proposition 100 at the community level in Southern Arizona.

Op Ed: Vote Yes on Prop.100, the One-Cent-Sales-Tax Increase

April 26th, 2010

A rebuttal to a recent “Vote No” Op Ed in the Tucson Citizen.

AEN Forums and Presentations

April 22nd, 2010

The Arizona Education Network and other parent and community organizations have sponsored or have spoken at several community forums about the state of education funding and Proposition 100. You can find the presentations and/or links to the school districts.

School Districts Around the Nation Cut Teachers–Will the Federal Government Step In? Updated 4/24/10

April 20th, 2010

As federal stimulus money runs out and the economy continues to sputter, school districts around the country have proposed massive cuts for the next school year. According to the New York Times, “[i]n addition to teacher layoffs, districts are planning to close schools, cut programs, enlarge class sizes and shorten the school day, week or year to save money.”

Prop 100 Tool Kit: Everything You Need to Get the Word Out in Your Community

April 17th, 2010

Welcome to your AEN Proposition 100 Tool Kit! Here you will find ideas, suggestions, and resources for getting the word out in your community about Proposition 100. There are a variety of ways you can effectively advocate for your schools. These activities can be limited to your immediate family or you can recruit an entire neighborhood.

Tucson Community-Wide Forum on Proposition 100: April 22, 2010

April 15th, 2010

Come to a Community-Wide Forum on Prop. 100 sponsored by the Arizona Education Network to find out how the sales tax election will affect you.

Education is the Make or Break for Raytheon Future in Tucson, April 5, 2010

April 14th, 2010

“Education is the make or break for Raytheon’s future growth here. More than half of Raytheon’s employees are engineers, and the University of Arizona is the largest source of those engineers, supplying nearly 750 of them in the past 10 years, said Jeff Goldberg, dean of the UA College of Engineering. Meanwhile the Arizona Legislature keeps slashing university budgets.”

Prop 100: Conditional Impact on Arizona Universities

April 12th, 2010

At a forum recently held at the Northern Arizona University, an internal comparison of budget scenarios was prepared to compare FY11 budget outlooks with and without the passage of Proposition 100. The following information includes both the cuts that will be implemented as part of the budget if Proposition 100 passes and the estimates of additional (contingent) cuts for universities if the May 18 sales tax election (Proposition 100) fails.

Passage of Proposition 100 Will Save 13,000 Jobs, UA Study Predicts

April 8th, 2010

A new study by researchers at the Economic and Business Research Center at the University of Arizona finds that a yes vote on Proposition 100 would save more than 13,000 jobs and preserve more than $442 million in federal matching funds for Arizona.

Proposition 100 Debate/Panel Discussion: Update: Debate Video Uploaded

April 8th, 2010

KUAT-TV is sponsoring a debate/panel discussion on Proposition 100 called “Arizona’s Sales Tax: Fix or Folly” at 6:30 p.m. this Sunday, April 11, at the Stevie Eller Dance Theater, 1713 E. University Boulevard (on the UA mall just west of Campbell.)

What Happens In Your School District If Proposition 100 Fails: Contingent Cuts to Arizona School Districts

April 5th, 2010

. . In order to show the direct impact of  potential cuts to school districts if Proposition 100 fails, Governor Brewer’s Office of Strategic Planning and  Budgeting recently released a report that provides a district-by-district estimate of the impact of legislative budget cuts on Arizona school districts for the 2010-11 school year (FY 2011).  The report shows  Continue Reading >

The AZ Legislature: Website 101

April 2nd, 2010

The Arizona Legislature website is one of the best websites of its kind. There are many points of information available and this post will help you navigate it efficiently. This basic tutorial will help a user to understand how the website’s menu bar is set up, and where to go to find the information you are seeking.