Education News

Have you ever wondered what a school psychologist does all day? Here’s your answer.

by Amy Green, Cartwright Elementary School District

It’s been more than a decade since I first set foot in Arizona, after accepting my first job from a phone interview and finding an apartment online. I was trading the possible frostbite of rural North Dakota for the possible sunstroke of Arizona. My training at Minnesota State University Moorhead greatly prepared to me to …

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Teacher Appreciation Deals

by Expect More Arizona

May is Teacher Appreciation Month and many businesses across the state are offering discounts to celebrate our state’s amazing educators. Check out the deals below and let us know if there are others we missed and we will update our list.   As You Wish Pottery: Teachers receive a free family fun pass May 1-5. …

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AZ Leaders Speak Out About the Statewide Teacher Shortage Crisis

by Expect More Arizona

High-quality teachers are the most important factor to improve student achievement, which is why teacher recruitment and retention, including teacher pay, is a top advocacy priority for Expect More Arizona. Our schools are struggling to attract and retain teachers in schools across the state. Districts and charter schools reported more than 2,100 teacher vacancies remain …

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State Board of Education Approves New School Letter Grade System

by Expect More Arizona

On Monday, April 24th the State Board of Education approved a new system of grading Arizona’s schools. Adjustments to the A-F school letter grade system were necessary given a variety of changes at the state and federal level, including the switch to AzMERIT and the replacement of No Child Left Behind with the Every Student …

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Arizona’s Students Deserve Better Than Last

by Expect More Arizona

A recently released report by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy offers further insight into the teacher recruitment and retention issues we’ve been hearing about for several years. The report covers a variety of factors that impact teacher recruitment and retention, a number of key facts in the preview focus on teacher pay. When adjusted …

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