Rick Chase knows what it is to chase a dream, chase adventure and chase a fire.
The Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority District Board gave final approval to a $25.5 million budget for next year, which is about a 10 percent increase over last year.
Infusion of state dollars to benefit charter schools; BASIS teachers get extra rewards from parents
Gov. Doug Ducey, and a majority of state legislators, may not have met all the demands of Arizona Educators United #RedForEd movement, but teacher pay is slated to increase by an additional 19 percent for both district and charter schools over the next three years.
Local RedforEd: What's next?
So what happens now? After two days of a statewide walkout/strike — the words are used synonymously yet hold different legal weight — school districts and charter school leaders must consider what will happen next week.
Second #RedForEd rally affirms need for pre-Recession funding to do what’s best for students
The momentum behind the #RedForEd movement has not lost its gusto in the Quad Cities.
Aims to make it higher state priority
If you ask the group of about 10 Prescott High School seniors who attended an Arizona Town Hall Community Outreach program on Tuesday what the key is to their educational success, they will repeat the same answer: knowledgeable, caring and devoted classroom teachers.
Florida shooting prompts tri-city education leaders to explore solutions
For most children, the neighborhood school is their sanctuary, a learning hub where they acquire the building blocks of knowledge, make their first friendships and discover their own unique talents.
In our area school districts, the answer can be anything from homemade lasagna to a grilled chicken Panini or a salad bar with produce that matches the alphabet.
Don’t judge achievement, experience on one score, education advocates say
State and local public education advocates and leaders hope Arizona’s latest A-F grade system does not lead school staff and parents to judge student achievement and educational experience on one score.
School district leaders in the tri-city area seem to be relatively pleased with the results of the AZMerit tests that were released this past week, with students for the most part showing steady progress in both English and math.