Let’s Choose Boldness over Timidity in Designing our Education Policies

A redesign of significant parts of Arizona’s education system is currently underway. A new A-F letter grade system, revised academic standards, and a…


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…


A Salute to Arizona’s Teachers

Fighting for an excellent education for all is my generation’s social justice movement. For many children, a bright future hinges on the ability to…


Principal Knows Best: Empowered Leaders Drive Student Success

At A for Arizona, we spend a lot of time on the road visiting Arizona’s best low-income ‘A’ grade public schools, both traditional district and…


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…


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…


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…


Producing Arizona’s Next Generation of Makers and Innovators

October is manufacturing month here in Arizona, which provides a great opportunity to raise awareness about what it takes to meet our state’s…


The entrepreneur behind our public school success stories

On our recent Summer Statewide Roadshow with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry, we were not surprised to see business leaders were the…