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Our State CIO: Then and Now

Our State CIO: Then and Now

Few events have the potential to impact technology and the government like the appointment of a new state CIO. And just over a month ago, this is exactly what happened in Arizona, as former state CIO Aaron Sandeen passed the torch to our new state CIO Morgan Reed.

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Arizona is ready for meaningful criminal justice reform

Arizona is ready for meaningful criminal justice reform

Policy leaders from across the country met in Arizona today to discuss whether Arizona needs to consider sentencing reform. Representatives of organizations with very different political view came together with a shared commitment to both safe and strong neighborhoods, and smaller numbers of people behind bars.

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How the teacher shortage in education impacts all of us

How the teacher shortage in education impacts all of us

As a young girl growing up, when people would inadvertently ask me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My answer would most assuredly be, “A teacher.” Teaching was a proud profession, one I and others I knew aspired to be part of. My parents had always stressed the importance of education in our home and for me; the ability to influence lives and inspire others was the perfect combination.

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Open primary ‘do-gooders’ push Frankenstein of a ballot scheme

Open primary ‘do-gooders’ push Frankenstein of a ballot scheme

The Arizona Capitol Times recently reported the same people behind the failed jungle primary initiative in 2012 plan on taking another run at it in 2016. Only this time jungle primary supporters intend to team up with another group of liberals pushing an aggressive regulatory agenda designed to relieve Arizonans of our free speech rights—all under the guise of eliminating so-called dark money.

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JTED funding still in limbo

JTED funding still in limbo

While Governor Ducey and Arizona’s K-12 schools are eager to resolve the prolonged lawsuit over voter-approved inflation funding, JTEDs’ premier Career and Technical Education programs still face extinction starting in 2017.

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