Stand for Children Arizona

Mayes, Horne, ELL, Ukraine, guns
Jul 17, 2023

Schools using 50-50 Dual Immersion Model to teach ELL not at risk of losing funds

Schools using the 50-50 Dual Immersion Model to teach English Language Learners are no longer at risk of losing funds, despite threats from the Arizona Department of Education.

Horne, dual language, English immersion, ELL, students, Alma Hernandez, Marsh
Jul 14, 2023

Protesters gather at Capitol to challenge Horne’s anti-dual language rhetoric

English learners, parents and teachers gathered at the state Capitol Thursday to protest Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne’s attack on Arizona’s dual language programs.

Horne, ELL
Jun 22, 2023

Horne warns against teaching ELL in 50-50 model 

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne announced any school teaching English Language Learners in 50-50 dual language models are in violation of the law and are at risk of losing funding. 

juvenile court, fees, Gowan,
Mar 17, 2023

Bill bars charging juveniles for probation costs

Under Senate Bill 1197, sponsored by Sen. David Gowan, R-Sierra Vista, and backed by Stand for Children Arizona, the courts would no longer be able to require juveniles or their parents or guardians to pay costs of probation, legal services, administrative fees, foster care, counseling, treatment, education programs, and any health care, food, clothing, shelter, or supervision while a child is inc[...]

Proposition 123, Ducey, Supreme Court, school trust fund, special election, Michael Pierce
Aug 19, 2022

Six little letters threaten Arizona’s students 

Most of us want the same things for Arizona’s schools: the opportunity for every child to succeed, transparency, accountability and flexible options for the unique needs of families. But two issues deeply threaten the ability for Arizona to achieve those goals – the AEL (Aggregate Expenditure Limit) and ESA vouchers (Codename: Empowerment Scholarship Accounts). 

Dec 3, 2014

Stand for Children sides with students, not politics

At Stand for Children Arizona, we believe that educating future generations is not a Republican or Democratic issue. Far too many children, through no fault of their own, aren’t getting the education they need to be successful in life. At the end of the day, Stand only aligns itself with one side – the side of the student.