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Arizona Department of Ed Kicks Off Summer Food Program

Sedona AZ (May 17, 2017) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas announced the launch of the Arizona Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a summer meal reimbursement program for children ranging from newborns to 18 years old. The SFSP provides children in low income areas the opportunity to receive a nutritious meal while school is not in session during... 

The Best Way to Appreciate Teachers Is to Pay Them

AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas Sedona AZ (May 5, 2017) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will kick off “Teacher Appreciation Week,” beginning on Monday, May 8, by visiting five different schools in the greater metro Phoenix area. Superintendent Douglas will visit with teachers in their classrooms, take tours of each school, as well as deliver... 

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... 

AZ 2016 ELL Teacher of the Year

Sedona AZ (December 5, 2016) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today announced that the 2016 Arizona English Language Learner (ELL) Teacher of the Year is Victoria Gonzales of Starlight Park Elementary in the Cartwright School District in west Phoenix. “It is an honor to recognize Victoria Gonzales as such an outstanding teacher,” said Superintendent Douglas. “Her... 

Students Win With Seal of Biliteracy Legislation

AZ School Superintendent Diane Douglas Sedona AZ (May 5, 2016) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today celebrated the Arizona Legislature’s final passage of Senate Bill 1239, which creates a Seal of Biliteracy to help recognize the achievements of multilingual students. “This bill’s successful passage is a victory for students in Arizona who deserve recognition... 

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... 

Arizona Department of Education to Provide Open Access to Free Educational Materials

AZ Education Superintendent Diane Douglas Sedona AZ (March 2, 2016) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today announced that the Arizona Department of Education is launching a #GoOpen initiative, supporting Arizona educators and schools as they transition to using high-quality, openly licensed educational materials. With this initiative, Arizona joins an initial group of... 

AZ School Superintendent Douglas Supports Parental Rights

AZ Education Superintendent Diane Douglas Sedona AZ (February 18, 2016) – Arizona Superintendent Diane Douglas today applauded the Senate Education Committee for voting to approve a strike-everything amendment to Senate Bill 1455 that would give parents the right to opt their child out of mandatory state testing. “I have always fought for the protection of parents’ rights, including what... 

Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act

AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas Sedona AZ (December 9, 2015) – Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today released the following statement regarding Congress’ passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which will replace the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. “Now that the Every Student Succeeds Act has been passed by both houses of Congress, my staff... 
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