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Northern Arizona Community Engagement Manager

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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District Consolidation

The Pros and Cons of District Consolidation

by Expect More Arizona

Every year we hear talk about school district consolidation, but it’s a complicated topic, so we want to try to answer some common questions. As with most everything, there are both pros and cons. Q.   What’s the difference between school district consolidation and school district unification? A.         Consolidation is a general …

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Special Education Inclusion Done Right

Special education inclusion – how to do it right

by Candice Blakely-Stump at Coyote Springs Elementary School

Do you know how to eat an elephant? No, it’s not the beginning of a joke… it’s a metaphor. In education, inclusion of special education students is the elephant in the room. No one wants to talk about it, let alone tackle eating it. But at Coyote Springs Elementary School, we’ve discovered that the answer …

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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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