For Our Educators
Great New Opportunities for Teachers!
The Arizona Science Center provides a variety of programs tailored for educators and schools to inspire, educate and engage your students and families in hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities. The Arizona Science Center has curriculum, outreach, professional development available for students, teachers, schools and school districts. Also, there is approximately $50,000 available in RAIN (Rural Activation and Innovation Network) grants for community-based STEM education and outreach projects. The RAIN meeting occurs the 1st Thursday of the month from 2-4 pm.
For more information please visit their website, https://www.azscience.org/
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Chief Learning Officer
Arizona Science Center
Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program
Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program (NEW)
The Arizona Association of County School Superintendents has teamed up with Fiducius to bring an AMAZING opportunity for Teachers (past and present} with student loans! This is an organization that knows the rules the law and will help you fill out the necessary paperwork regarding Loan Relief benefit (these services are similar to services we use to assist us with our taxes).
NEW PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS NUMBERS: The Education Department on Thursday also released updated statistics on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. As of Sept. 30, only 206 borrowers have had their loans, totaling $12.3 million, discharged under the program. More than 32,000 borrowers had their applications denied "due to not meeting program requirements" and another 11,892 were denied for "missing information."
Trying to understand all the possible ways to better manage your student loans is a daunting task. We are pleased to offer a new Loan Relief benefit from Fiducius (formerly ISLoan Solutions). With their financial planning approach, the student loan Advisors at Fiducius help you navigate and determine your best option, including forgiveness, refinancing and consolidation.
It’s easy to get started with this new benefit. You can determine your eligibility and potential savings in just a few minutes by visiting https://aacss-cochise.myfiducius.com/register
AZ Teacher Vacancy @ 20%!
"Press Release- Superintendent Hoffman's Statement on ASPAA Teacher Vacancy Data Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman’s released the statement below on the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association (ASPAA) recent survey detailing the state’s severe teacher shortage:
“Newly available survey data from the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association (ASPAA) shows that for the fifth consecutive year, Arizona students and schools continue to be deprived of high-quality educators, with over 20 percent of teacher positions vacant. While our state has made modest improvements, many of our classroom positions are vacant because our state has not done what is needed to attract and retain talented educators. To solve this crisis, we need a sustainable source of funding for our education system, and we must meet the professional needs of our educational staff, teachers and administrators. “If we simply continue down the path we’ve been on, we cannot expect different results. That’s why the Arizona Department of Education has created two new positions that will focus specifically on innovative ways to recruit and retain highly qualified educators, like “grow your own” programs, mentoring networks and teacher residency models. If we are to be regionally competitive, Arizona must invest in the resources our educators, students and schools need to be successful – it is critical to our state’s future.”