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The Arizona Town Hall hosted two meetings in Cochise County, one in Douglas and one in Sierra Vista on September 23, 2017. The focus was “Funding Prek-12 Education.”
Together, as a county we will continue to “Connect the Dots,” working together to develop and implement plans/strategies for our community’s success.
Please click on the links to review the outcomes of the meetings.
The Arizona Town Hall is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that educates, engages, connects and empowers Arizonans to solve critical policy issues. Founded in 1962, Arizona Town Hall creates constructive forums for resolving contentious and complicated issues. National and international groups have recognized and studied the Arizona Town Hall's unique process for solving difficult issues. The Town Hall process builds relationships and strengthens communities. The Town Hall is one of Arizona's most longstanding and trusted non-partisan sources for Arizona policy solutions.
We would like to thank the citizens of Cochise County for the support given by taking our survey.
We are interested in your educational concerns and will use this information at our Cochise County Superintendent's Community Roundtable on November 30, 2017.
Within the scope of the Arizona Revised Statutes and in collaboration with state and local agencies, the Cochise County School Superintendent’s office provides guidance, advocacy, programs, and services which support Cochise County Schools.
Our responsibilities include:
Preparing payroll and expense checks for twenty-one districts
Coordinating special events like the County Spelling Bee and the Education Exhibit at the County Fair
Providing professional development for teachers and other school personnel
Overseeing school governing board elections and appointments, bond and override elections
Filing Homeschool affidavits and teacher certificates
Maintaining a Homeschool library
Overseeing the jail education program for juveniles
The Southern Arizona Regional Education Center is a voluntary structure implemented by the County School Superintendents that provide locally defined and accessible professional learning, educational services, and technical assistance to address statewide and regional initiatives.
The Southern Arizona Regional Education Center is a dedicated group of leaders and professional developers serving schools in Arizona's southernmost counties. This organization has recognized the need for a robust resource to provide professional development opportunities to educators in southern Arizona schools.
Cochise, Pima and Santa Cruz counties have joined together with the University of Arizona, Cochise Community College, Pima Community
Our goals include:
- Provide professional development in the Arizona academic standards and assessments
- Assist schools in data analysis to improve student achievement
- Provide hands-on, engaging STEM professional learning opportunities to
PreK-12th gradeeducators with support from business and industry partners
- Support schools in addressing school safety and wellness, including the behavioral, social, and developmental needs of their students
Expect More Arizona is a statewide nonpartisan advocacy organization, building public will for a world-class education for all children by:
*Raising awareness and influencing public opinion on key education issues *Educating and mobilizing voters to make education a top priority *Building a high expectations, education first culture with Arizona’s parents and families *Facilitating statewide collaboration and a shared voice on Arizona’s top education issues such as early literacy, college and high standards and assessments, education funding and postsecondary access and completion.
Expect More Arizona and its partners aim to achieve a world-class education system in which every Arizona child, regardless of background, income, or zip code, is able to:
*Access high-quality early learning that prepares him/her for Kindergarten *Read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade Graduate from high school ready for college or career *Attain a college degree and/or certificate or industry credential
Here is a great resource page for students, parents and family, educators, policymakers, media and press, concerned Arizonans, and businesses. https://www.expectmorearizona.org/resources/
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