Archive — Month: November 2017


Published: November 29th, 2017

Read 20 AZ: Read Early, Read Often, Read Together

5 Pillars of Early Literacy

Read 20 AZ is an Arizona Department of Education initiative to encourage early literacy. Throughout the nation, educators and child development advocates use the slogan “Read 20” to emphasize the importance of reading at least twenty minutes a day, either independently or with another person. The Read 20 AZ message is simple: read early, read [Read more…]

Published: November 20th, 2017

ADE Staff Gives 150 Turkeys to Fowler Elementary District Families

frozen turkey delivery

To kick off the 2017 Thanksgiving season, ADE’s senior executive leadership, following Superintendent Diane Douglas’s lead, decided to use a friendly intraagency competition to give back to the community. The First Inaugural ADE Turkey Drive was an astounding success. In just ten days, the agency’s employees donated enough money to purchase and deliver 150 frozen [Read more…]

Published: November 8th, 2017

Arizona STEM Instructor Awarded Star Teacher Prize

Kazmierczak and class

We are proud to recognize the hard work and excellence of yet another Arizona teacher. Circle Cross Ranch K-8 STEM Academy instructor Tanielle Kazmierczak was awarded $2000 on Friday morning from the Star Teacher Awards program. The STEM classroom-focused program is funded by technology company PCM-G in partnership with AdoptAClassroom.org. PCM-G is an IT product [Read more…]

Published: November 8th, 2017

Benson USD: A Community on Track

On Track for Tomorrow

TRACK: Trustworthy, Responsible, Accountable, Community-Minded, Kind These were the values chosen by an advisory group of Benson Unified School District employees to represent their educational community. All of these are good things. Trustworthy. Kind. Responsible. Any school district producing students who can be described in such terms is doing something right. Over and over again, [Read more…]

Published: November 8th, 2017

Superintendent Salutes Veterans, Active Military and Military Families

Veterans Day

(Phoenix, Ariz., November 7, 2017) Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today announced several initiatives aimed at supporting active military members, military families and veterans in honor of Veteran’s Day and November Military Family Month. “Members of the military and their families sacrifice an incredible amount for our state and country,” Superintendent Douglas said. “The [Read more…]