Posts Tagged ‘Arizona universities’

It’s Official – We’ve Launched the Quality Education & Jobs Initiative Campaign!

March 9th, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012 Dear Friends: We want to share some very exciting news!  Today at 10 a.m., we launched the Quality Education and Jobs Campaign to strengthen our children’s education and our state’s economy.     We filed paperwork with the Secretary of State’s Office that allows us to begin collecting signatures to place a once-in-a-generation measure  Continue Reading >

PRESS RELEASE: Arizonans Support Continuation of 1-Cent Tax for Education

January 5th, 2012

Arizona Voters Support Sales Tax Continuation to Fund Public Education. Poll shows high level of support as well as demands for reform. Seven out of 10 Arizona voters support the continuation of the existing one-cent sales tax to fund public education. That was among the findings of a poll commissioned by a number of educational  Continue Reading >

2011 Legislative Session: Education Funding Voting Record by Legislator

April 25th, 2011

2011 Legislative Session: Education Funding Voting Record by Legislator . . Find your legislative district by clicking here or visiting Project Vote Smart at . Review our 2009 Voting Record here, and the 2010 Voting Record here. . You can download a copy of the 2011 record by clicking 2011 Education Legislation Handout. . Legislative Districts are grouped by  Continue Reading >

Legislature Silences Defenders of Arizona’s Students

April 21st, 2011

As the First Regular Session of the Arizona Legislature concluded in the early hours of April 20, 2011, a disturbing pattern emerged: the silencing of those who would defend Arizona’s students.  This Legislature passed five bills–HB2002, SB1329, SB1365, SB1116 and HB2219–aimed at stifling stakeholders in public education. If all these bills become law (two have already been  Continue Reading >

Arizona Education Network Press Release on Education Budget Cuts

April 1st, 2011

  April 1, 2011 — Governor Brewer yesterday showed complete disregard for our state’s faltering economy when she failed to defend public education funding as she had promised she would. . On Tuesday, former Intel CEO Craig Barrett, warned legislators that Arizona will not be able to attract good -paying jobs without investing in education.   Continue Reading >

University Students Plan Rallies Against $235 Million in Cuts

March 22nd, 2011

. . On Wednesday, March 23, university students will rally at campuses across the state to protest the proposed $235 million cut to higher education in the proposed Senate budget now moving through the Arizona House.  For more details or to learn how to get involved, visit the Arizona Students’ Association website. . Campus schedule for rallies: .  Continue Reading >

ASU’s Crow – Cuts in Senate Budget Return ASU to 1960’s Funding

March 18th, 2011

ASU President Michael M. Crow released a statement today detailing how the extensive cuts passed by the Senate would weaken Arizona State University.   The information in the statement shows exactly how dire these cuts will be to higher education in Arizona.  There is little doubt that cuts of this magnitude will have an adverse impact on the economic recovery  Continue Reading >

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.)

Press Conferences/Media on Voting Records, March 24, 2010

March 25th, 2010

On March 24, 2010 the Arizona Education Network held two press conferences in Phoenix and Tucson to release the 2009 Legislators’ voting record in regards to public education funding. You can visit the post with the table of records here. Please see below for the press conference transcript as well as resulting publications.

2009 Legislative Sessions: Education Funding Voting Record by Legislator

March 24th, 2010

The Arizona Education Network has compiled a summary of all legislators’ voting records pertaining to their support of public education at all levels (K-University) during the 2009 Regular and Special Sessions.

Arizona Legislature Punts Decision on Funding for Education, Vital Services to Voters

February 14th, 2010

The Arizona Legislature finally agreed to refer the decision to the voters on Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

Late Payments to Arizona Universities Cause Financial Uncertainty

January 22nd, 2010

December state payments to Arizona’s three public Universities were finally made on January 21, 2010. The Arizona Republic is reporting that the payment did not include the amount owed the universities from the general fund; only the tuitionheld by the state was remitted.

Arizona Higher Education in Transition – How Do We Improve?

August 23rd, 2009

The Arizona Board of Regents, university leaders and students in Arizona are engaged in an ongoing effort to revamp the structure of higher education in our state. This week the Arizona Education Network looks at some of the latest statistics and information related to our higher education goals and outlook for the future.

House Approves FY 2009-2010 Budget Deal During Late-Night Session 7/31/09

July 31st, 2009

July 31, 2009: Remember when your parents implied that nothing good happens after midnight? After sitting bleary-eyed and watching our elected representatives in action into the wee hours of the night, we are beginning to think Mom was on to something.