Publications


Game changers

Gamechangers?

Reports and Publications
October 2017
Thom Reilly, Andrea Whitsett, Joseph Garcia, William Hart, Patrick McWhortor, Bonnie Reiss, Christian Grose, Michelle Cornelius, S. Jason Giannaros, Jacqueline Salit, Cathy Stewart


Financing Special Education

Financing Special Education

Education Financing and Special Education

Reports and Publications
September 2017
Erica McFadden, David Schlinkert

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act mandates that all children with disabilities receive a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). One of the biggest barriers to implementing FAPE in Arizona is inadequate funding, which has led to a shortage of well trained and qualified teachers.


Restraints and Seclusion

Restraints and Seclusion

Reports and Publications
August 2017
Erica McFadden, Ph.D.


Scholarship Accounts

Empowerment Scholarship Accounts

Reports and Publications
August 2017
Erica McFadden, David Schlinkert

This year, the Arizona Legislature approved 30,000 new Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) to be in use by the year 2022. This briefing paper examines how ESAs are working for individuals with disabilities as intended, as well as some unintended consequences.


Mobility challenge

Mobility a challenge for persons with developmental disabilities

Reports and Publications
August 2017
Erica McFadden, Eric Hedberg


Incarceration

Fixing Arizona’s Mass Incarceration Dilemma

Reports and Publications
August 2017
Hon. R.L. Gottsfield, Larry A. Hammond, and Donna Lee Elm


The Past, Present and Future of the Arizona Initiative

The Past, Present and Future of the Arizona Initiative

Reports and Publications
May 2017
David Berman

Two initiative-related measures were passed in the 2017 Arizona legislative session: One banned the practice of paying petition circulators on a per-signature basis and the other required that citizen initiatives be in strict compliance with the law rather than substantial compliance.
 


preventing drift

Preventing Families’ ‘Drift Into Failure’

Reports and Publications
May 2017
Erica Quintana, Jade Sun


Teacher report

Finding & Keeping Educators for Arizona's Classrooms

Reports and Publications
May 2017
Dan Hunting, Thom Reilly, Andrea Whitsett, Samantha Briggs, Joseph Garcia, Bill Hart


Media

Voters, Media & Social Networks

Reports and Publications
April 2017
Eric Hedberg, Thom Reilly, David Daugherty, Joseph Garcia

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