Arizona’s tribal communities resiliently continue early childhood services through pandemic

Arizona’s tribal communities resiliently continue early childhood services through pandemic

by First Things First

Earlier this year, as tribal communities in Arizona took measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 — in some cases through partial or full government program closures, travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders — the measures also impacted how services were provided to their youngest children and families. “In many tribal communities, there are many multigenerational …

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Maintaining a strong connection between schools and communities during a global pandemic

by Stephanie Thomas, Sierra Vista Parents’ Coalition

Forging and maintaining relationships is tougher than ever. But it’s not impossible, and it’s definitely worth it, especially for schools that need ongoing support from local citizens. Education belongs to the entire community and we’re all stronger when schools are strong and well-resourced. Wondering what you can do to help when schools aren’t allowing visitors …

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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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Expect More Arizona’s Statement of Support for Prop 208

by Expect More Arizona

Expect More Arizona has spent a decade advocating for the policies and resources needed for every student in Arizona – regardless of their background, income, or zip code – to access an excellent education every step of the way. We have been part of efforts to build broad coalitions to develop bipartisan, P-20 funding solutions, which …

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MET Professional Academy Adapts Amid Pandemic Challenges

by Barb Coakley, MET Professional Academy

A signature program in the Peoria Unified School District, the MET Professional Academy is a model example of how businesses, the community, and public education can partner to produce personalized learning experiences that educate the workforce of tomorrow. A truly unique program in Arizona, the MET Professional Academy is a member of the Center for …

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