City of Phoenix Elections: August 25

City of Phoenix Elections: August 25
Early voting has begun for the August 2015 Mayor and City Council election. Phoenix voters will elect a Mayor and council members representing Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7. Voters in Phoenix will head to the polls on August 25. If needed, a runoff election is scheduled Nov. 3. Those up for reelection include Phoenix […]This post is only available to members.
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Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) preserves arts education as “core subject”

Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) preserves arts education as “core subject”
Teachers and students moved a step closer to the end of the No Child Left Behind era when the Senate passed the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) in June. Contained in the bipartisan legislation crafted by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) are 11 arts-friendly provisions, according to Americans for the Arts. The […]This post is only available to members.
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New Arizona arts standards adopted by state board of education

“Artistic literacy” -- the ability of students to create art, perform and present art, respond or critique art and connect art to their lives and the world around them – is at the heart of the Revised Arizona Academic Standards in the Arts for K-12 schools. Adopted this spring by the Arizona State Board of […]This post is only available to members.
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Pima County voters will decide fate of $815 million bond program this fall

Pima County voters will decide fate of $815 million bond program this fall
Arts and culture venues as well as parks and recreation facilities stand to be huge beneficiaries if Pima County voters approve three of the seven County Bond propositions on the Nov. 3 ballot. Supporters also project that voter approval of the entire bond package will create thousands of new construction jobs,and provide significant economic benefits […]This post is only available to members.
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Proposition 104: The MovePhx Initiative

Between now and August 25, Phoenix voters also will have the chance to vote on Proposition 104, a proposal to create a 0.7 cent sales tax to fund $23 billion in transportation improvements that also will include public art enhancements to further stimulate local community and economic development. The tax will replace the current 0.4 […]This post is only available to members.
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Advocacy Highlights

Advocacy Highlights
Frustrated over the state of education funding in Arizona?This fall there may be something that you can do in your very own neighborhood for your local public school. Many school districts all over our state will hold elections in November that usually get very little attention. These are special elections either to authorize bonds to […]This post is only available to members.
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Sponsor Spotlight

Sponsor Spotlight
CopperPoint Mutual Insurance CompanyFounded in 1925, CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company, a leading advocate of workplace safety, also promotes community health. In the last three years, CopperPoint donated more than $250,000 to direct scholarship or educational programs, and made more than $6.4 million loans and grants to various K-12 inner-city schools for improvements and expansion. In […]This post is only available to members.
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National Endowment for the Arts wants to hear your story

During the 50th anniversary year of the signing of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, which created the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities, they want to tell your story. Beginning Sept. 29, the date President Lyndon Johnson signed the Act, the […]This post is only available to members.
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Arizona groups win grants to support nationwide Latino history project

Seven Arizona institutions are among more than 200 libraries, museums and other nonprofit organizations nationwide who have been awarded Latino Americans: 500 Years of History programming grants totaling more than $1 million from the National Endowment for the Humanities, American Library Association. Arizona organizations receiving grants are the Arizona Historical Society (Tucson), Arizona Humanities Council […]This post is only available to members.
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