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Fight to Protect Arizona Educational Opportunities

Sedona AZ (August 13, 2017) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor: Dear SedonaEye.com, BYOL means Bring Your Own Laptop (if you have one). Continuing EVERY DAY THIS WEEK, August 14 to 18, AFP-Arizona and our friends in the school choice coalition will be fighting to protect Arizona children and their educational opportunities. We must stop the effort by union and leftist activists... 

Students Win With Seal of Biliteracy Legislation

AZ School Superintendent Diane Douglas Sedona AZ (May 5, 2016) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today celebrated the Arizona Legislature’s final passage of Senate Bill 1239, which creates a Seal of Biliteracy to help recognize the achievements of multilingual students. “This bill’s successful passage is a victory for students in Arizona who deserve recognition... 

AZ Superintendent Douglas Begins Statewide Outreach Campaign

AZ School Superintendent Diane Douglas Sedona AZ (March 30, 2016) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas completed the first virtual meeting, part of her 2016 statewide outreach campaign targeting parent input about Arizona education, with the well known Arizona parent advocacy group, Mommy Lobby. “I had a rich and enlightening virtual discussion with the Mommy Lobby to... 

State of Sedona Public Education Community Forums

Sedona AZ (September 4, 2015) – The first in a series of community forums to discuss the state of education and its impact on the Sedona Oak Creek Unified School District is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2015, at the Sedona Performing Arts Center at Sedona Red Rock High School. The forum, to be facilitated by Karen Loftus, Leadership Development Director for the Arizona... 

Arizona Department of Education Staff Changes

Sedona AZ (January 13, 2015) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today announced two staff changes at the Arizona Department of Education. “It has been a great honor to work with Elliott Hibbs as Deputy Superintendent for Operations. Despite our best efforts, Elliott will be retiring from state service,” Superintendent Douglas said. “For those who have worked with him,... 

Superintendent-Elect Douglas Supports Restoring School Funding

Sedona AZ (December 16, 2014) – “Funding is not the only factor in the success of education, but it is clear that Arizona schools are suffering due to years of frugal budgets and cutbacks,” stated Superintendent of Public Instruction-Elect Diane Douglas today. “The Courts have ruled that Arizona schools were deprived of increases guaranteed to them by a vote of the people.” Aware the... 

Arizona Given No Child Left Behind Extension

Sedona AZ (October 9, 2014) – Arizona has received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the United States Department of Education (USDOE) announced today. The extension is through the 2014-2015 school year. Today’s approval allows public schools in Arizona to continue operating... 

Yavapai College Seeks Community Input

Sedona AZ (June 8, 2014) – The Yavapai College District Governing Board is seeking feedback from Yavapai County residents and property owners on the Board’s responsibility to provide education, economic development and cultural enrichment at a justifiable cost to county taxpayers. The Board has created a brief survey to capture constituent feedback. The survey is available online via the Yavapai... 

Public Wants Promised Education Override Results

Sedona AZ (November 9, 2013) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor about the approval of the November 5, 2013, education tax override vote: The people who voted NO on the override did not lose; it is the kids that lost. Mr. Richardson made a disingenuous statement post election that the Sedona Performing Arts Center (SPAC) has nothing to do with the Override. Taxpayers are still... 

Override No Vote Supports Education Not Perks

Sedona AZ (October 10, 2013) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor from Sedona resident, Henry Twombly, former teacher: I write because I oppose the Budget Override. As a former teacher, I support education, especially when the monies go towards teachers’ salaries and academic supplies. I support it now with 27% of my taxes going to the School District. I don’t support... 
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