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KidsCare Coverage Starts Now

Posted September 1, 2016 to Blog, E-news, Health, Health, Home Page Most Recent | Comments (0)
It was a hard-fought battle to lift the freeze on KidsCare, but Arizona families won. As of today, working families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid (Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, or AHCCCS) yet cannot afford the premiums, deductibles and co-pays of a private or Health Insurance Marketplace plan, can now get their children to a doctor as soon as they need one. Read more

Tuesday, August 30th is Primary Election Day

Tomorrow, August 30th, is primary election day in Arizona, where registered voters will choose the candidates who will proceed to the general election in November. Polls are open all day until 7pm statewide, but if you are not sure where you are supposed to go to cast a ballot, visit the Secretary of State’s website to find out. Read more

Arizona Kids Count Data Shows Successes, Declines in Kids’ Conditions

New county-level statistics compiled by Children’s Action Alliance, in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, show a detailed insight into child poverty, academic achievement, child safety and juvenile crime in Arizona. The 2016 Arizona KIDS COUNT Data Book analyzes five years of data from 2009 – 2014, comparing conditions for kids and families from a difficult economic period during and after the nation slowly emerged from the Great Recession. Read more

Your Opportunity to Give Input on Arizona’s Education Priorities is Here

The state’s Department of Education is inviting all Arizonans to share their priorities for education by responding to an online survey, the results of which will be used to develop Arizona’s plan for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  ESSA, which will replace No Child Left Behind as the primary federal legislation addressing the nation’s public education system, is scheduled to be implemented in the 2017-2018 school year.   Read more

Join Us for the 5th Grandparents Ambassadors Summit

Arizona Grandparent Ambassadors statewide will gather at the 5th Arizona Grandparent Ambassador Summit next month to network and plan for next steps in their advocacy agenda.Whether you are a grandparent raising a grandchild or community supporter, your participation is welcome.  This summit is a great event to meet others in the same situation, discuss matters of concern and attend workshop sessions on legal issues, being an advocate and helping kids through traumatic situations. Read more

Children’s Issues Are Critical This and Every Election Year

There is a lot of sound and fury to take our attention this election season. A new national poll shows that American voters recognize the importance of voting for kids. The online poll, conducted this past spring by Hart Research Associates on behalf of the Children’s Leadership Council, found nearly two-thirds of voters polled say the next president and Congress should invest more in children, including in education, health and nutrition programs that benefit kids. Read more

Arizona 2016 Vote for Public Education – Watch the Video

Posted August 16, 2016 to Blog | Comments (0)
Stumped on how to know which candidates are really willing to support public education? There are a few simple questions that can help you figure that out. Click to watch AZ Schools Now’s video to find out what to ask candidates in your legislative district about their commitment to Arizona public schools.  Read more

Trends in Child Safety

Arizonans remain on red alert about our responsibility to protect children from abuse and neglect as we hear about horrible cases of parents killing children, children suddenly removed from group homes due to safety concerns, and a judge holding the Department of Child Safety in contempt of court due to a lack of timely services to families.All of these conditions demand attention and action. Read more

Stumped on Which Questions to Ask Candidates About Support for Education?

By now, most Arizona voters who vote by mail should have gotten their ballots for this year’s primary elections and are in the process of choosing their candidates. The election is August 30th, less than three weeks away, and with so little time to decide, voters are often stumped on who should get their vote for the state legislature. Read more

Today is the Last Day to Register to Vote for the August Primary Election

Posted August 1, 2016 to Blog, Home Page Most Recent | Comments (0)
With the rush of the new school year beginning through the next few weeks, there will be school supplies, backpacks, clothes, schedules to arrange and many other things to do to get the kids prepared. One other thing that should be on your to-do list is making sure you are registered to vote for the upcoming primary election. Read more