World-class education calls for world-class educators.

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

54% of Arizona’s HS graduates

attend a postsecondary institution

21% of Arizona students

do not graduate from high school with their class

59% of 3rd graders

are not proficient in reading

50th in the nation

for median elementary teacher pay

38% of 3 and 4 year olds

are enrolled in a quality early learning program

What’s the Solution

Let Your Voice Be Heard.

Time after time, you come through for the students you teach through your creativity and innovation in the classroom. Letting your voice be heard outside the classroom can be just as important as the work you do inside.

Expect More Arizona champions a world-class education – from the early years through career – for every child. Together with a growing network of partners and individuals across the state, we’re working to build an education-first culture and create opportunities for Arizonans to support students and teachers.

In addition to your continued dedication inside the classroom, it’s essential that you share your experiences with others whose decisions impact your work and the future of Arizona’s students. In addition to sharing your stories, we encourage you to take advantage of the resources we’ve created to inform and engage parents and support students.

Support the success of your students.

  • There are many perspectives about current issues and opportunities related to education in Arizona today. Take time to understand the various viewpoints and keep the best interests of Arizona students in the forefront. Our students must be able to compete, contribute, and succeed in Arizona and the 21st Century.

  • As educators, you are the best experts on Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards and the new assessment, AzMERIT. Communicate with your students’ parents about the standards and assessment. Help them understand what changes they should expect to see and how they can best support their child.

  • Parents, administrators, superintendents, community and business leaders, elected officials and many others across the state support and value your hard work in Arizona classrooms. As Arizona leaders consider new education-related programs and policies it’s important that they hear from you about what’s working and areas that need improvement.

  • When you sign up to Join the Movement, you join tens of thousands of individuals and organization across Arizona who believe education must be our state’s top priority. You will also receive information from Expect More Arizona about current trends and issues that affect students and educators in Arizona.

Offering support, in the classroom and out.

As an educator, you have a unique perspective on the growth of students, and you have the ability to shape their future and help them reach their goals. The work you do in the classroom setting is of vital importance, of course, but there are still things you can do every day to raise the standards of education in Arizona.


You only get one Today. Do something simple to ensure your children are successful in school and in life.

Do Something Today

Vote 4

Expect More Arizona’s year-round voter engagement initiative, encouraging Arizonans to vote, and to make education a priority when they do!

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Educator Opportunities

As educators, you work tirelessly year round to help Arizona’s children reach their potential. Throughout the year, there are a number of opportunities for you to be recognized for your hard work and to make your voice heard.

Find Opportunities

Excellence Tour

There are great things happening in classrooms and communities throughout Arizona. The Expect More Excellence Tour spotlights what Arizonans are doing today to make progress toward world-class education, and celebrates the kind of excellence we expect and believe must be available to all students.

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Arizona Aims Higher

All Arizona students deserve a world-class education that prepares them for their future. Learn more about how high standards are supported by Arizona teachers and are helping schools across the state succeed.

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Take Action!

Join hundreds of other passionate Arizonans in taking action to make sure every child receives a world-class education. If we all work together, we can make a difference for Arizona students.

Take Action

“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

Resources for educators

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

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.

Our state’s students deserve a world-class system that prepares them for college, career and life. Arizona’s College & Career Ready Standards provide the foundation for students to succeed. The new AzMERIT assessment will help parents and teachers know that their kids are on track.

Learn more about how high academic expectations can help your child to be better prepared and find the resources you need to support your students’ success.

Making Progress Together

265 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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