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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What role do county school superintendents play in the school system?

by Expect More Arizona

Arizona voters elect county school superintendents. But how many understand what they’re voting for? County school superintendents have been around since Arizona’s statehood – they’re baked into Article 11 of the state’s constitution, and they have both mandated and optional duties. County school superintendents are one of the four levels of educational authority in Arizona. …

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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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A Reason to Return

by Tim Ramsey, seventh grade writing teacher at Westwind Elementary in the Pendergast Elementary School District

Tim Ramsey, an educator for more than three decades, shares about his daily experiences teaching 7th grade writing virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He gave Expect More Arizona permission to publish a few of his journal entries from this year, including this one. Check out Mr. Ramsey’s other blogs in this series: Good for Each …

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