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TVT Joins Forces in Support of Educational Ballot Iniative
Tucson Values Teachers believes that teacher excellence requires that teachers have the funding, supplies and support that are essential to anyone doing their very best work. TVT is proud to join forces this summer with a range of organizations who are supporting The Quality Education and Jobs Act, which would establish a dedicated revenue stream for our public schools. For more information, go to http://www.qualityeducationandjobs.com/
If passed, the intiative will renew the one-cent sales tax already in place. This additional funding would be directed at a range of initiatives including covering professional development training for the common core standards, helping to fund the Department of Education's statewide technology system and creating a poverty index that would assure additional funding for district and charter schools that have higher percentages of free and reduced-lunch programs.
Signatures are still needed to get the initiative on the November ballot. TVT urges all teachers to learn more about this important drive!
Tucson Values Teachers, in partnership with the University of Arizona College of Education, Department of Teaching Learning and Sociocultural Studies, with funding from Science Foundation Arizona, is entering year four of an innovative master's program, known as MASTER-IP, that includes a summer internship program that places K-12 teachers in areas businesses.
Raytheon, SEBRA, UA/Bisophere 2, Texas Instruments, Sundt, General Plasma, Fort Huachuca, Bio-Vigilant and BeachFleischman all said "yes" to taking a high quality K-12 teacher, all in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, for a 6 - 8 week paid internship. The response to the program has been overwhelmingly positive, and media coverage, based on how unique the program is in the nation, has been widespread, including CNN and the AP wire.
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