Mapping Arizona’s path to success – the teacher variable

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Mapping Arizona’s path to success – the teacher variable

by Expect More Arizona

Everyone has a story detailing how they landed in their chosen profession. Some follow in the footsteps of their parents, others are intrigued by professions portrayed in the media. But for many, their life’s work began with one thing: an educator. Teachers do far more than convey the mechanics of reading or arithmetic. They inspire …

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achievement gap

2019 NAEP Results: AZ Scores Highlight Need to Address Achievement Gap

by Expect More Arizona

What is NAEP? The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics and is the only test that measures student achievement in all states. NAEP vs. AzMERIT NAEP reading and math tests are administered every other year to a representative sample of students nationwide and results focus on trends …

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rural school challenges

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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special education funding needs

Special Education Funding Needs Through the Eyes of an Exceptional Teacher

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 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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