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Victory for Discipline Reform & School Equity

Jun 9, 202106 min read
Victory for Discipline Reform & School Equity
We have great news to share! Our legislative effort to help the youngest students in Arizona was successful! HB 2123 has officially been signed into law, which will reform outdated zero-tolerance discipline practices and benefit future generations of young students in our state.   The new law limits expulsions and suspensions for students in grades K-4 and prohibits them for students aged 6 and younger. It also establishes policy for schools to explore alternate behavioral and disciplinary interventions and to create a […]

Education Champion: Mr. Yslas 

May 20, 202105 min read
Education Champion: Mr. Yslas 
Stand for Children has now been in Arizona for 12 years. The time has flown by, and our work continues to grow and reach more parents, students, and school officials. School leaders make a big difference and can empower parents, change policy, and give students a better future.  One leader, in particular, has stood out as a good friend and ally in […]

Invest in Kids: Hands Across The Capitol

Apr 17, 202102 min read
Invest in Kids: Hands Across The Capitol
Last week, students and parents stood in front of legislators to demand a stop to proposed education cuts to their schools. After school, students and their parents drove to the capitol to carry a message that politicians need to hear:  “Don’t cut education funding!” Right now, proposed legislation and budget negotiations are making their way through the Arizona legislature […]

Prop 208 at the AZ Supreme Court - Again! 

Apr 13, 202104 min read
Prop 208 at the AZ Supreme Court - Again! 
The Arizona Supreme Court has repeatedly throughout history recognized and protected the citizen’s initiative process. Under the Arizona Constitution, the power of the people to create their own laws is equal to that of elected legislators. On April 20, the Arizona Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that seeks to invalidate Prop […]

New TV Ad: Politicians Cutting Ed Funding

Apr 1, 202105 min read
New TV Ad: Politicians Cutting Ed Funding
PROP 208 LAUNCHES TV AD CALLING POLITICIANS’ DECEPTION AS LEGISLATURE AIMS TO CUT SCHOOL FUNDS APPROVED BY VOTERS  Arizona politicians attempt to silence the public and undermine the will of the voters with bill SB 1783. A proposed tax loophole for the ultra-wealthy at the expense of funding created by Prop 208 – Invest in Ed.  (PHOENIX)– This week, Prop 208 – Invest in Ed began airing a new TV […]