June 2020 Communications
Arizona Teachers Weigh in on Past and Future Impacts of COVID-19
Expect More Arizona, in partnership with the Arizona State Board of Education, conducted a survey of K-12 teachers to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted teaching in spring 2020 and learn about their concerns for the upcoming school year. The goal was to hear from Arizona teachers in traditional public and charter schools about what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, and what advice teachers have for Arizona education policymakers.
The response rate was overwhelming. Nearly 11,000 teachers from across the state completed the survey. We will be releasing data in phases, beginning with answers to important questions related to the start of the 2020-21 school year. Help us share the results and elevate teacher voices!
- Nearly 11,000 K-12 teachers in Arizona completed @ExpectMoreAZ‘s survey about the impact of teaching during COVID-19 and what their concerns are for the upcoming school year. Learn more about elevating teacher voices during this global crisis: bit.ly/AZTeacherVoices.
- Arizona educators have many concerns about getting back to teaching and want to be a part of the decision-making process as schools consider their reopening plans, according to the results from a survey that we released today. Read more on what teachers say about returning to the classroom this fall: bit.ly/AZTeacherVoices. (or share our Facebook post: facebook.com/ExpectMoreArizona/photos/rpp.133946720574/10158244903540575)
- AZ educators have many concerns about getting back to teaching and want to be a part of the decision-making process as schools consider their reopening plans, according to the results from a survey that we released today. Read more: bit.ly/AZTeacherVoices. #Road2Equity (or simply just retweet: twitter.com/ExpectMoreAZ/status/1272664174082981890)
- See what @ExpectMoreAZ survey results show of teachers thoughts about re-opening schools: bit.ly/AZTeacherVoices.
Vote 4 Education
As voters, our students are counting on us to make sure education is a top priority for our elected leaders. We’ve made it simple for you to study up, speak up and show up! Check out the Vote 4 Education section of our website to find questions to ask candidates on education topics, access a list of key election dates and deadlines, learn how your vote makes a difference, as well as register to vote, update your voter registration, or request a vote-by-mail ballot.
- STUDY UP on education issues and be sure to mark your calendars with these key election dates. Learn more: expectmorearizona.org/VOTE. #Vote4EdAZ
- School staff continues to work for, worry about students
All over the state, bus drivers, librarians and other staff members continued to pitch in to ensure schools provide the services that are most needed. Read our blog to hear from one bus driver in Northern Arizona and what he missed the most during school closures.
- Take Action Today to Protect State Education Funding
The 2020 state legislative session has officially come to a close, but the need for advocacy on behalf of Arizona’s students and educators is as critical as ever. In particular, we’re concerned about possible cuts to state funding for education as Arizona looks to address revenue shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We believe it is possible for every student to receive an excellent education every step of the way. In order to get there, it is important to identify the programs and initiatives we know are working so they can be celebrated, and potentially replicated. Below our our Excellence Tour stories from last month. Support Arizona’s students and teachers by helping us share these and other examples of excellence. Remember to use #AZProgress with all your social shares.
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