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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Keeping everyone safe and keeping kids in school

by Expect More Arizona

There have been many recent stories about “pandemic fatigue.” People are tired of social distancing, weary of mask wearing, and yearn to be in the physical presence of friends and family. We have seen it firsthand… The families who are so disappointed for their kids missing the homecoming dance that they host a big party …

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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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High schools are adapting FAFSA efforts to ensure students get the funds they deserve

by Expect More Arizona

Even though the path to college might seem murkier than usual, it’s more important than ever. And still accessible thanks to scholarships, grants, loans and more. But for students to access many of these resources, they first need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA). There are millions of dollars available …

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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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