A look into the new reality of Arizona’s educators

A look into the new reality of Arizona’s educators

by Expect More Arizona

The arrival of COVID-19 and the resulting social distancing orders didn’t include a roadmap for teachers. Almost overnight, everything Arizona’s educators had planned for the week, month and possibly the remainder of the school year went out the window. But so many of these amazing professionals didn’t bat an eye – frankly they didn’t have …

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Quarantine Advice from an Arizona Teacher of the Year

by Beth Maloney

If you’re anything like me, one minute you feel like you can live at home in quarantine forever. The next, you’re ready to leap out the front door. Here are some things to do to keep the kids (and you) from going quarantine-crazy and maintain a sense of normalcy during these strange times. Read. Reading …

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Parent and Community Resources for Arizona Families during COVID-19

by Expect More Arizona

Talking to Your Kids About Coronavirus Learning Resources Resources for Teachers Community Resources Universities and Community Colleges Today Campaign Expect More Arizona’s staff will be working from home as much as possible in the next several weeks as we do our part to keep ourselves and others safe. We will leverage technology to remain available …

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Mapping Arizona’s path to success – the teacher variable

by Expect More Arizona

Key Takeaways:  In today’s schools, teachers face large class sizes, lack of professional development and support and low salaries Arizona teacher pay ranks 49th in the nation; today’s elementary school teachers are making 14% less than in 2001 when adjusted for inflation Quality teachers are the most influential school-based factor in student success High teacher …

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Updated data shows modest increase in Arizona teacher pay

by Expect More Arizona

While Arizona teachers have seen increased pay recently, so have teachers across the county. Arizona remains 49th in the nation for median elementary teacher pay and, while the gap has slightly narrowed, Arizona is still nearly $13,000 behind the national median. Updated salary data for calendar year 2018 was analyzed and adjusted for cost of …

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