CEMG Provider Vetting Underway

The Character Education Matching Grant Application for Pre-Approved Vendors has closed and the Character Education Department has begun vetting applicants. Pre-approved vendors will be posted to the ADE Website on Monday, April 28, 2014. The application process will open for schools on Thursday, May 1, 2014. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Character Education Matching Grant, contact program specialist Michael Elliott at michael.elliott@azed.gov or (602) 364-0103.

Character Education Information Seminar This Thursday


The Arizona Department of Education Character Education Department will be having a Character Education Matching Grant seminar for all Local Education Agencies this Thursday, April 3, 2014 at our central office, located at 3300 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85014. Attendees have the option of attending either the 10:00 AM session or the 1:00 session. Each session is expected to last an hour and a half. To RSVP to a session, please email program specialist Michael Elliott at michael.elliott@azed.gov.

2014-2015 Provider Applications Now Being Accepted

Attention all Character Education Providers,

The pre-approval application for the 2014-2015 Arizona Department of Education Character Education Matching Grant is now open. Organizations that provide character education curriculum, pursuant to A.R.S. 15-154.01, can apply to be pre-approved as a vendor for the Character Education Matching Grant. Pre-approval is mandatory for providers wishing to participate in the Character Education Matching Grant program for the 2014-2015 school year.  To apply, prospective providers must fill out the following form, print it, sign it, scan it, and email it to program specialist, Michael Elliott (michael.elliott@azed.gov), no later than Friday, March 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM, MST.

2014-2015 Character Education Matching Grant Provider Application

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Michael Elliott, program specialist at (602) 364-1971 or at michael.elliott@azed.gov.

BET-C Conference Showcases Character


February 20, 2014

PHOENIX, Arizona – The Arizona Department of Education Character Education Team had the pleasure of attending the 2014 Behavior, Education, and Technology Conference this past week at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix. Attending the conference gave the Character Education Department the opportunity to showcase its program to various school administrators, curriculum directors, staff developers, technology coordinators, superintendents, principals, K-12 teachers, special educators, psychologists, counselors, social workers, mental health professionals, charter schools, private schools, alternative schools, college professors, and policy makers from all levels of government. In addition to showcasing the program and the Character Education Matching Grant, program administrators Michael Elliott and JoAnne McCoy encouraged table visitors to choose which of the seventeen character education attributes were the most important in their everyday lives. The results of the poll will be posted on the program’s Twitter account within the next week.



Visitors were also treated to a panel, detailing the nuances of Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) District Funding by Dr. Ann Hart, Deputy Associate Superintendent of African-American Outreach, Character, Homeless, and Refugee Education, Oran Tkatchov, Director of Professional Development for Exceptional Student Services, and Jean Ajamie, Director of School Safety and Prevention for the Arizona Department of Education.

 To see more photos from the BET-C, click here to check out our Facebook album.