Five issues rural schools face and some solutions

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Five issues rural schools face and some solutions

by Lisa Irish, AZ Ed News

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019| LISA IRISH | ARIZONA EDUCATION NEWS SERVICE Recruiting and retaining teachers or finding service providers for students with special needs is often more difficult for rural or small Arizona school districts than it is for metropolitan ones, but creative solutions are helping address these challenges. “Rural schools have many of the same …

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Expect More Arizona’s Vice President of Community Engagement – 10 Things to Know

by Expect More Arizona

Erin Eccleston, our vice president of Community Engagement, has been with Expect More Arizona for six years, and has played an vital role in building relationships with key influencers in communities throughout the state. She leads a team of four experienced community engagement professionals to develop a cohesive vision for education in local communities throughout …

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How concerned community members can impact a school

by Bruce Hilby, Camelback High School Community Network

Can a group of concerned citizens make a difference in a neighborhood high school? That’s the question that Social Venture Partners (SVP) asked in 2009. A network of local philanthropists, SVP wanted to pool their resources to aid students in an inner-city high school. They wondered: Could whatever they did be helpful? And could it …

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How School Counselors Help Support Student Success

by Expect More Arizona

There’s a lot of talk about the need for more education funding at every level, but what does that really mean? What are the impacts of limited funding? How would significant new investments in education have an impact? What are examples of difficult decisions leaders make with stretched resources, and how does that affect students …

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Expect More Arizona’s Northern Arizona Community Engagement Manager – 10 Things to Know

by Expect More Arizona

Jen Hernandez has been working with Expect More Arizona for four years. She has played an integral role in making education a top priority and building education advocates in both urban and rural communities throughout Northern Arizona. “This quote from Nelson Mandela best summarizes why I believe education and advocacy is so very important: Education …

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