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A-F School Accountability Letter Grade Information

Sedona AZ (September 23, 2017) – Thank you to the public for partnering with us to improve student achievement in Arizona. Next week, public schools will receive a letter grade based on the new A-F Accountability System designed to empower schools and improve individual student performance. The letter grades are embargoed until October 9, 2017, when they will be released to the public. During... 

AZ Education Superintendent Announces New ESA Director

AZ School Superintendent Diane Douglas Sedona AZ (July 14, 2017) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today announced the hiring of Lindsay Hudson as the Arizona Department of Education’s (ADE’s) new Director of the Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA)  program. Hudson has spent the majority of her professional career working in finance for Fortune 500 companies, joining... 

Four Arizona School Districts Placed on AP Honor Roll

Sedona AZ (December 16, 2016) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today proudly announced that four Arizona school districts have been honored by the College Board with placement on the 7th Annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll. “I am honored to congratulate these four Arizona school districts on their hard work to enhance student learning through their progressive... 

Douglas Announces New ADE Staff Appointments

Sedona AZ (December 16, 2016) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today announced five staff appointments to leadership positions in the Arizona Department of Education’s (ADE’s) Health and Nutrition and Government Relations divisions along with its Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program. Superintendent Douglas first shared the promotion of Melissa Conner as ADE’s... 

Comment on ADE Draft Language and Math Standards

Sedona AZ (September 22, 2016) – The draft English Language Arts and Mathematics Standards are available for public review and comment advises the Arizona Department of Education. Arizona parents, teachers and citizens have an opportunity to provide feedback to help improve these new drafts. The updated draft standards are available for comment and review on the Arizona State Board of Education... 

AZ Superintendent Douglas Begins Statewide Outreach Campaign

AZ School Superintendent Diane Douglas Sedona AZ (March 30, 2016) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas completed the first virtual meeting, part of her 2016 statewide outreach campaign targeting parent input about Arizona education, with the well known Arizona parent advocacy group, Mommy Lobby. “I had a rich and enlightening virtual discussion with the Mommy Lobby to... 

Move On With Reading Funding

Sedona AZ (August 12, 2015) – Arizona Department of Education Chief of Staff Michael Bradley said today that the department does not want to disrupt schools anxious to submit plans for Move on When Reading funding. “Traditionally the Move on When Reading online portal opens as the new school year starts, so there has been no delay,” Bradley said. “It has never been our intent to delay this... 

Budgetary Changes to Impact Small Charter School Funding

Sedona AZ (May 15, 2015) – The Arizona Department of Education today released information related to changes in the recently passed Fiscal Year 2016 budget that will impact funding for certain charter schools and charter school networks. The issue stems from language designed to adjust what is known as the Small School Weight (SSW), which is a weight in the charter school funding formula that increases... 

Parents and Teachers Asked to Review Education Standards

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas Sedona AZ (February 16, 2015) -Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, Arizona Department of Education (ADE), wants parents and teachers to have a direct impact on standards that impact their children. She is asking both for input on draft versions of updated Arizona standards for foreign and native languages and physical education. “I... 
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