How Arizona is Tackling School Level Transparency and Winning

School-level budgeting and transparency are on the national radar and, thanks to HB2385, coming soon to an Arizona school near you! Over time, there has been a growing…


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School-Based Budgeting Will Empower Arizona Principals

In Arizona we are making more and more education funding decisions based on whether we can see a direct tie to improved student outcomes. We’re directing our money toward the…


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Believing in Ajo

As the Principal of Ajo High School and Ajo Elementary School (Go Red Raiders!), I strongly support the Governor’s proposed budget because I see great benefits for our schools,…


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Connecting School Finances with Academic Outcomes is a Must for Arizona

With a state investment as critical as the one we make in public education, we need to know where and how our monies are allocated—at both the macro- and the micro-levels. This…


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Leading and Learning from High Performing Schools

This past week, Vista College Prep was fortunate to be highlighted as part of the A for Arizona Schools of Excellence Tour Day. We were proud to join Phoenix Union’s Bioscience…


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Practicers Make Perfect

The good news for all students is that there are myriad ways to offer excellent, effective instruction. We see new examples every single day about myth-busting teachers and…


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Just Say Yes to 123

Arizona voters, we have been passed the baton and it’s time for us to deliver for Arizona students and teachers. As former Superintendents of Public Instruction and architects of…


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Op-Ed: Make it easier to hire teachers

A quarter of Arizona’s teachers will be eligible to retire in the next four years, and current teacher shortages tell us our school system is not prepared for this. Now is the…


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School Success South of the Gila

With Phoenix teetering in and out of the ranking for 5th largest U.S. city, it’s easy for everything in Arizona to feel very “Maricopa-centric.” One of our privileges at A for…


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Op-Ed: Why waste energy rescuing schools when we could be rescuing students?

The most recent state budget provides $38 million to help Arizona’s highest performing schools sustain and grow their impact. This includes mentoring peers who want to learn from…


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