Top 5 tips for working with your school district’s governing board

Top 5 tips for working with your school district’s governing board

by Expect More Arizona

 The state’s K-12 school system is a complex organization with decisions made at many levels. But  school district governing boards are probably the most impactful in many ways. These boards set priorities for the district, hire the superintendent, choose curriculum, and during the pandemic, they determine when and how schools open for in-person learning. As …

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New collaboration seeks to transform the way teaching and learning is done in Arizona schools

by Expect More Arizona

Three organizations have committed to collaborate with Mesa Public Schools, the largest school district in Arizona with more than 64,000 students, to support district leaders in efforts to create equitable learning outcomes and better prepare all students for the demands of college, career and civic life. The Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA), Arizona State University’s …

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Three pieces of advice for college(bound) students during the pandemic

by Matthew Sotelo, M.Ed, College Success Arizona

Forging a path to college is a daunting pursuit, even in a normal year. But during a pandemic, pursing higher education is more complicated than ever. Students of all ages are getting a crash course in time management and personal responsibility, which could prepare them well for future studies and careers. But the past six …

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What You Need to Know About School District Governing Boards

by Expect More Arizona

With elections right around the corner and more parents than ever tuning into school district governing board meetings, Expect More Arizona interviewed three school board members to learn about their experience serving on a governing board. Buck Crouch has served on the Sunnyside Unified School District (south of Tucson) board for 10 years. Desiree Fowler …

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College Student Shares Experience with Virtual Learning

by Zul Santiago, Nutritional Sciences student at The University of Arizona

When the pandemic first started around March and I was informed that we would be going online for a few weeks, I never expected this to turn into months. Transitioning from in person to online was a bit of a struggle at first because I was just used to a routine of going to campus, …

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