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HB2291 & The Future of Public Schools

HB2291 & The Future of Public Schools

Stephen Stollmack March 9, 2014 0

A recently released Goldwater Institute Policy Report – A Vision for Education and the Future of Learning – concluded that “Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts are more effective than state-managed student databases at facilitating school, course, and extracurricular

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OP-ED: Why is Arizona at War Against Students?

OP-ED: Why is Arizona at War Against Students?

Editor October 19, 2013 1

By Michael Martinez Arizona has been attempting to fully implement Common Core in our schools. These increased standards aim to ensure a higher number of Arizona students graduate from high school with skills that make

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Education Reform in Arizona: Just Another Year of Our Children’s Lives

Education Reform in Arizona: Just Another Year of Our Children’s Lives

Stephen Stollmack September 11, 2013 1

By Stephen Stollmack Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org Most of us are now aware that certain forces within the government and private sectors are expending tremendous amounts of money and energy to change how

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What is Education and Why Can’t We Seem to Get it Right?

What is Education and Why Can’t We Seem to Get it Right?

Stephen Stollmack May 8, 2013 0

By Stephen Stollmack Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org With all this resistance to Common Core Standards and high-risk testing, it is time we pause to ask basic questions about education. For example, Victoria M. Young

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OP-ED: An Arizonans Thoughts About the Chicago Students Boycotting State Tests

OP-ED: An Arizonans Thoughts About the Chicago Students Boycotting State Tests

Stephen Stollmack April 24, 2013 0

By Stephen Stollmack – Education Correspondent Arizona Community Press | www.azcommunitypress.org The Chicago Sun Times on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 sternly counseled HS Juniors in Chicago Public Schools: “you know where you belong on Wednesday”, in

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HB 2281 Ruling and The Path Forward

HB 2281 Ruling and The Path Forward

Editor March 11, 2013 0

Save Ethnic Studies | SaveEthnicStudies.org Tucson, AZ – Late in the afternoon of March 8, 2013 Judge Tashima issued the long anticipated ruling concerning the pending motions for summary judgment. The motions were initially submitted in

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OP-ED: Craig Barrett and the Arizona Ready Education Council

OP-ED: Craig Barrett and the Arizona Ready Education Council

Stephen Stollmack January 31, 2013 0

By Stephen Stollmack According to reporter Cathryn Creno, former Intel chief executive Craig Barrett,who chairs Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s Arizona Ready Education Council (AREC), seems to be still singing his old song about how

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What is the Chicago teachers’ strike about and how might these issues pertain to Arizona?

What is the Chicago teachers’ strike about and how might these issues pertain to Arizona?

Stephen Stollmack September 13, 2012 0

By Stephen Stollmack First, there is the ubiquitous pay issue: the school board promised teachers a 4 percent increase in pay which the mayor is pressuring them to rescind. Of several other issues at

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