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May 12th, 2011

Top School District and Charter System Ranking – Click Here to view top-ranked individual schools.   *Charter system “A” grades were awarded to school districts and charter systems that earned at least 140 of a possible 200 points using the Arizona Department of Education’s A-F School Accountability Letter Grade System. Points for charter systems operating [Read more…]

September 7th, 2017

Arizona’s ESSA State Plan Approved by the US Department of Education

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today announced the approval of Arizona’s consolidated state plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE). “I am extremely proud of the hundreds of hours of work put into developing this plan by my staff here at the Arizona Department [Read more…]

August 28th, 2017

Superintendent Douglas Announces Grant Awards for Homeless Students

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, Diane Douglas, is pleased to announce the approval grant contracts to help homeless students. The State Board of Education (SBE) approved grant funding for 32 school districts and/or schools for Homeless Education Services. The grants will assist around 30,000 homeless students. The awarded grants help both rural and urban schools. [Read more…]

June 23rd, 2017

Douglas Announces New Director of Communications

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas is pleased to announce Dan Godzich as the new Director of Communications for the Arizona Department of Education (ADE). Godzich has more than two decades of professional communications experience. Dan joins ADE after serving as the Majority Leader & Education Policy Advisor at the Arizona House of Representatives. [Read more…]

June 23rd, 2017

ADE Wins IT World Award

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) announced today that the Network Products Guide, Information Technology’s (IT’s) leading research and advisory guide, has named the Arizona Education Data Standards (AzEDS) the Gold Award Winner in the 12th Annual 2017 IT World Awards® in the category of Best IT Products and Services for Education. The awards from [Read more…]

May 18th, 2017

ADE to Partner With Center for Student Achievement

Center for Student Achievement website

(Phoenix, Ariz., May 18, 2017) – Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas announced today a partnership with the Center for Student Achievement in an effort to help support teachers and leaders in rural schools. As an approved School Improvement Supporting Partner and Professional Development Contractor through the State Procurement Office, the Center for Student Achievement [Read more…]

May 18th, 2017

ADE to Kick Off Summer Food Program

(Phoenix, Ariz., 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 [Read more…]

May 18th, 2017

Superintendent of Public Instruction Names New Chief Information Officer

(Phoenix, Ariz., May, 2017) – Dramatic cuts to the FY2018 budget for the Arizona Department of Education’s (ADE) information technology system have resulted in the departure of the department’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), Diane Douglas, the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction announced today. Mark Masterson, ADE CIO, will leave the department to pursue other opportunities. [Read more…]

May 10th, 2017

Accepting Recommendations for the Educator Talent Pool

The State of Arizona maintains a talent pool that consists of a cadre of distinguished teachers and principals. These educators may be considered for membership on advisory boards and task forces, as well as candidates for recognition programs. Your recommendations will identify educators who will be of great value to your community and state and [Read more…]

May 8th, 2017

Empowerment Scholarship Account Statement Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas

Phoenix, Ariz. April 7, 2017 – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas said today she supports the measured expansion of the Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program at the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) as outlined in legislation signed yesterday by Gov. Doug Ducey. Superintendent Douglas said, “The legislation signed yesterday will allow more parents [Read more…]