August 30, 2019

US Department of Education monies to Arizona

I was asked the other day about how much education money comes from the Federal Government to Arizona. This is a snapshot of monies from the United States Department of Education (USDOE) to the State of Arizona. Grants and programs change (K-12 ed is expected to receive $87 million fewer dollars in 2020). But this information should get you in …

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August 26, 2019

Exemplary Principals

My Exemplary Principal “Your Turn” was published in the Arizona Republic about celebrating exemplary principals in Maricopa County.

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October 12, 2018

Engaging Kids

Recently I participated in an Arizona Aerospace & Defense Workforce/STEM Summit hosted by the Aerospace Industries Association. I was on a panel discussing how the aerospace industry and k12 education can work together to prepare learners to work in STEM related professions. As I was listening to various panelists throughout the day, I thought about how to get more students …

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September 11, 2017

OpEd in the Arizona Republic

One data point does not a student make. AzMERIT results are out. The newspapers are publishing results, schools are planning award assemblies, and parents are sticking reports on their refrigerators. However, students are more than a single percentage on a test. We are all complicit in overemphasizing the importance of a single test to define the quality of schools, teachers, …

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