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Published: February 27th, 2019

Department Recognizes 31 Schools for Dedication to High Quality Civic Engagement for 2017-2018

Schools of Merit
Camille Casteel High School
Freemont Junior High School
Higley High School
Kino Junior High School
Kyrene Traditional Academy
Mendoza Elementary School
Mountain View High School
Patterson Elementary School
Paulo Freire Freedom School University
Santa Maria Middle School
Taylor Junior High School


Chandler Unified School District
Mesa Public Schools
Higley Unified School District
Mesa Public Schools
Kyrene School District
Mesa Public Schools
Mesa Public Schools
Gilbert Public Schools
CITY Center for Collaborative Learning
Fowler Elementary School District
Mesa Public Schools

Schools of Distinction
Carson Junior High School
Chandler High School
Dobson High School
East Valley Academy
Franklin Junior High School
Imagine Prep-Surprise
Kyrene de los Lagos
Mesa Academy of Advanced Studies
New School for Arts and Academics
Riverview High School
Skyline High School
Superstition High School

Mesa Public Schools
Chandler Unified School District
Mesa Public Schools
Mesa Public Schools
Mesa Public Schools
Imagine Schools
Kyrene School District
Mesa Public Schools
New School for Arts and Academics
Mesa Public Schools
Mesa Public Schools
Mesa Public Schools
Schools of Excellence
Arizona School for the Arts
Basha High School
Cocopah Middle School
Red Mountain High School
Rhodes Junior High School
Safford K-8 School
Shepard Junior High School
Westwood High School

Arizona School for the Arts
Chandler Unified School District
Scottsdale Unified School District
Mesa Public Schools
Mesa Public Schools
Tucson Unified School District
Mesa Public Schools
Mesa Public Schools
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Published: April 10th, 2017

2016 Civic Learning Conference

Third Annual Civic Learning Conference

Hosted by The Arizona Department of Education and Maricopa Community Colleges March 4, 2016 KSC Building Paradise Valley Community College 18401 N. 32nd Street Phoenix, AZ 85032

View Photo Gallery from the 2015 Civic Learning Conference

Conference Highlights:

  • Speaker, Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s Official State Historian
  • Naturalization ceremony
  • Learn about Arizona’s new Civics Test
  • Network with fellow conference participants
  • Engage in interactive sessions presented by current Arizona K-12, Community College educators, and Adult Education Program staff.
  • Examine the six proven practices in civic learning and take away strategies on how they can be implemented with your own students
  • Gather valuable information and resources from leading civic organizations
  • Receive Professional Development hours for re-certification
Keynote Speaker

Marshall Trimble

Marshall Trimble is considered the “dean of Arizona historians” and has taught Arizona history at Scottsdale Community College for 40 years. His first book was published in 1977 by Doubleday & Company, New York. Since then he’s written more than twenty books on Arizona and the West.

Trimble has received many honors both as a historian, writer and performer. In 1997, the governor of Arizona appointed him Official State Historian. In 2000, he was selected as one of Arizona’s representatives in the Library of Congress’ “Local Legacies.” Two years later he received the first “Copper Star Award” from the State Society of Arizona in Washington D.C. In 2003 he received the Scottsdale Jaycees “Distinguished Service Award,” That same year he was named a Charter Member of the Arizona Culture keepers. In 2004, the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded him their “Medal of Honor” for leadership and patriotism. He was also inducted into the Scottsdale Hall of Fame and the Arizona Veteran’s Hall of Fame. In 2011, the Arizona Historical Society presented him their distinguished Al Merito Award in recognition of his lifetime service in promoting Arizona history.

The Arizona Centennial Commission honored him in December 2011 as “One of Arizona’s Most Inspiring Leaders.” In preparation for the state’s 100th Anniversary, he was appointed by the governor to the Arizona Centennial Commission. He was also a member of the Governor’s Commission in 1987 celebrating the state’s 75th Anniversary. Trimble has served 25 years as a charter member of the Arizona Peace Officer Memorial Board honoring officers who died in the line of duty. He is an honorary Major in the Arizona Air National Guard and a sworn deputy sheriff in Cochise County.

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