Archive — Month: December 2017


Published: December 29th, 2017

Arizona Superintendent Disagrees with Judge’s Ruling Issues Statement on Decision in Tucson Ethnic Studies Case

(Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 29, 2017) – Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas issued the following statement today regarding Judge Tashima’s ruling in the case regarding Arizona state law 15-112: “I am disappointed with the Judge’s ruling in this case. I am looking forward to a scheduled meeting with Legislative leadership next week. My first [Read more…]

Published: December 21st, 2017

Bringing After-School Programs into the 21st Century

21st Century Community Learning Centers

Long ago, in the last quarter of the 20th century, after-school programs often consisted of a snack, supervised playtime, and a table in the cafeteria for doing homework. In this, the 21st century, many lucky Arizona students get to participate in a new generation of out-of-school-time programs at truly impressive 21st Century Community Learning Centers [Read more…]

Published: December 15th, 2017

Superintendent Douglas Releases 2018 AZ Kids Can’t Wait! Education Plan

2018 AZ Kids Can't Wait

Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 15, 2017 Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas today released her 2018 AZ Kids Can’t Wait! education plan, which presents a comprehensive vision for improving education in Arizona. “I am very excited to share this updated version of my AZ Kids Can’t Wait! plan with Arizonans,” Superintendent Douglas said. “The plan [Read more…]

Published: December 7th, 2017

Superintendent Douglas Announces English Learner Teacher of the Year

At the Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS) Conference awards banquet last night, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas announced that the 2017 Arizona English Learner (EL) Teacher of the Year is Kelly Neckels of Amberlea Elementary School in the Pendergast Elementary School District in Phoenix. “It is an honor to recognize such [Read more…]