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Press Release: Education is the Top Issue to Arizona Voters

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Arizona Voters See Education as Top Issue, Surpasses Immigration as Top Priority

Voters support leveraging state trust fund for education, want to fix lower performing schools through raising teacher pay and weighing family income in the community when funding education

COUNTY ATTORNEY TO INVESTIGATE IF SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT IS ELIGIBLE TO SERVE

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COUNTY ATTORNEY TO INVESTIGATE IF SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT IS ELIGIBLE TO SERVE

Phoenix, Arizona – For the past five months, Alhambra Elementary Governing Board President Robert Zamora, Sr. has been lying to the community he was elected to serve. Stand for Children has recently discovered that the elected school board member has been residing outside the boundaries of the district since early December 2014, making him ineligible to serve as an elected governing board member.

STAND FOR CHILDREN THANKS THE GOVERNOR FOR HIS SWIFT ACTION

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Stand for Children Arizona, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that works with Arizona parents and students is pleased with Governor Ducey’s decisive action earlier today, which will ensure the work of Arizona’s State Board of Education continues. We applaud his leadership on this issue and for bringing the education community together to address the recent actions taken by Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas.

NEW SITE LAUNCHES TO HELP PARENTS HELP THEIR KIDS

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Parents across Arizona now have a new tool when helping their elementary school students with math and English homework. The website www.DoYourHomeworkArizona.org was created by Stand for Children Arizona to assist parents with understanding Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards.

ARIZONA ADOPTS NEW STATEWIDE TEST FOR STUDENTS

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Today, Arizona took another step to ensure our students leave high school better prepared for college and the workforce.

Jennifer Liewer JOINS TEAM AT STAND

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While school children across Arizona were enjoying their summer vacation, Stand for Children Arizona has been preparing a leadership team that will give a voice to students across our state.

Based on the idea that community organizing, legislative advocacy and involvement in local elections can create change in public schools, Stand for Children is poised to lead a movement in Arizona’s education community that will leave a lasting impact on the citizens of Arizona.

Stand for Children Arizona Announces Rebecca Gau as Executive Director

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Stand for Children Arizona is proud to announce that education leader and advocate Rebecca Gau has joined the organization as Executive Director. Rebecca replaces John Fisher, who departs after two years at the helm of Stand for Children Arizona, and will be relocating to the Midwest with his wife in order to be closer to family.

Computer Science rocks: Stand for Children celebrates signing of HB 2265

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Measure boosts K-12 training in computer fields; CEO of Code.org visits AZ to discuss importance

EDUCATION ADVOCATE ROBIN STAMP JOINS STAND FOR CHILDREN

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Phoenix, AZ – Stand for Children is excited to announce that Robin Stamp, a local education advocate, is the new Phoenix Director for the Arizona affiliate. Robin has more than a decade of experience working to improve education at various levels and will use this experience as he leads our education advocacy efforts at the local and city level.

In Case You Missed It: John Fisher's My Turn Column in Support of Medicaid Expansion

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How Medicaid Expansion Could Bolster Education

By John Fisher My Turn Mon Jun 3, 2013

Gov. Jan Brewer has said that her decision to move forward with Medicaid expansion was a combination of common sense and gut.

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