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Press Releases

News and Announcements from AEA
Our press releases include AEA calls to action, position statements, event announcements, and more.
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REDforED Week April 26 – 30, 2021

APRIL 26, 2021 – Today, AEA members across the state will be celebrating the third anniversary of the historic day 75,000 educators, parents, and education advocates marched on the Arizona Capitol to demand the state meet its responsibility to fund the public schools our students deserve.
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Education Advocates Gather at Capitol to Protect INVESTinED

On April 7, 2021, the Arizona Education Association, Arizona Educators United, and Save Our Schools Arizona held a press conference at the Arizona Capitol to protect the Invest in Education Act and urge lawmakers to oppose Senate Bill (SB) 1783, which would cut up to $378 million from public schools.
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AEA Statement on Governor's In-person Learning Order

For the past 11 months, educators have gone above and beyond to provide our students with learning opportunities as our communities were living through a pandemic. From the day the governor told schools to shift to distance learning the Arizona Education Association has been very clear in calling for the resources needed to support a safe return to in-person instruction.
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AEA Statement on Governor's 2021 State of the State Address

For decades our state’s leaders have underfunded public education. Arizona is suffering a teacher shortage, our school buildings are crumbling, and our textbooks and technology are outdated. The pandemic has only made these problems worse. Today’s State of the State Address does not offer hope that the governor will provide any real solutions.
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AEA Statement on Reopening Schools Safely

From the early days of this pandemic we have been listening to our members’ concerns around its impact. Our primary concern has remained the health, safety, and welfare of students, families, and educators, as well as the health and safety of the broader community.