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Arizona 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Sedona AZ (September 29, 2017) — Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas announced today which Arizona schools are being honored as a National Blue Ribbon School. “I am proud of our Arizona schools and am glad there is an award to honor their hard work and dedication to the students and the community. These schools are putting the children first by creating safe and welcoming... 

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... 

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... 
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