Educators

World-class education calls for world-class educators.

Resources for educators

Discover new ways to elevate education at each step of the journey.

Embrace your important role in shaping our future.

Arizona educators continue to do more with less. Despite a constantly changing, high-pressure work environment you show up day after day committed to making a difference in our children’s lives. We can’t thank you enough.

As teachers, you play a critical role in ensuring Arizona’s children are receiving the highest quality education from the early years to career, and preparing them to succeed in life. And in today’s global economy, there’s no question that we must do everything possible to ensure our students are graduating with the skills and knowledge necessary to compete, contribute and succeed in the 21st Century.

Arizonans agree that every child deserves a world-class education. We need transformational change that opens the door to opportunities for every student, ensuring vibrant communities and a strong economy far into the future.
We must make sure all Arizona students receive the support they need to graduate from high school on time, and prepare them to compete with their national and international peers in academic performance and postsecondary degree attainment.

 

68% of all jobs in Arizona

will require postsecondary education or training by 2020

80% of high school students

in Arizona graduate in four years

44% of 3rd graders

are proficient in reading

21% of 3 and 4 year olds

are enrolled in a quality early learning program

50th in the nation

for median elementary teacher pay

53% of high school graduates

enroll in postsecondary education

14% of 16-24 year olds

are NOT in school or working

43% of Arizona residents

have completed a 2 or 4 year degree or certificate

36% of 8th grade students

are prepared for high school math

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Setting high expectations, watching students soar.

Like you, Expect More Arizona is committed to the academic success of every student. Expect More Arizona has a variety of resources and collateral material available for teachers, schools and districts to use at parent-focused events, such as Back to School Nights, Family Nights, Curriculum Nights and Parent Teacher Conferences.

Resources include grade-level guides that provide an overview of what children should know and be able to do by the end of each grade, and how parents can support learning at home; college and career planning guides and parent checklists, questions to kick start the conversation in parent-teacher conferences, and more.

In addition, Expect More Arizona team members are available to present to educators, parents or community partners. Trained outreach specialists are located throughout the state and can present at back to school nights, curriculum nights, to PTA or PTO groups, or to community partners free of charge. Presentation topics range from Parent Engagement, Arizona’s College & Career Ready Standards, Early Literacy, and College & Career Planning.

 

College & Career Planning Guide

As an educator, you have the opportunity to help students prioritize their activities and work toward specific educational and career milestones that will set them up for success in life.

In partnership with Arizona GEAR UP and Northern Arizona University, Expect More Arizona works with parents and students to create a college-going culture in communities throughout Arizona, with a focus on low-income and rural communities. Available resources include Create Your Next, an interactive web app where students can explore careers and stay on track from 8th grade through high school. In addition, a printed College and Career Planning Guide and an accompanying Parent Checklist are available through Expect More Arizona. Both Create Your Next and the printed guide are designed for kids and makes the process of setting goals, learning about higher education and following through on tasks fun and rewarding.

 

Arizona children deserve a world-class education that prepares them for the future.

AzMERIT is like an annual checkup – an important opportunity to find out how students are doing. Just as doctors check height and weight, teachers and parents use the test to check how students are performing in reading, writing and math.

Although testing is never fun, assessments can be effective tools to support your child’s learning. They can tell you and your child’s teacher if your child is on track to succeed or if he/she needs to spend additional time learning a topic.

Parent Resources

“The single most important variable to Arizona’s future is the degree to which we invest in world class education. The return on this investment is simply unparalleled.”

Riley Frei
Superintendent of the Bullhead City Elementary School District and the Colorado River Union High School District

Making Progress Together

288 organizations

are partnering with us to make education a top priority in Arizona

80 thousand

supporters of the movement for world-class education in Arizona

96 percent

of Arizonans believe all kids deserve a world-class education

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