AZ Kids Can't Wait

AZ Kids Can’t Wait! Plan 2015

Superintendent Diane Douglas and the Arizona Department of Education are pleased to announce the AZ Kids Can’t Wait! plan, a comprehensive strategy to fix Arizona’s education system.

After 2015’s statewide We Are Listening Tour to hear the concerns and suggestions of educators, parents, and students regarding Arizona’s education system, Superintendent Douglas compiled the comments she had received on the tour. She then used that feedback as a platform on which to build this 156-page plan, which includes more than 30 proposals on education reform. Understanding that education is always in a state of flux, Superintendent Douglas is continuing her We Are Listening Tour in 2016 to collect additional feedback and deliver information about completed initiatives.

2016 We Are Listening Tour

The 2016 We Are Listening Tour will include public meetings on all topics concerning K-12 education. The meetings will run from May through December of 2016. Not all dates are listed at this time and will be posted as venues confirm availability.

If you are unable to attend any of the public meetings, you can submit your comments and suggestions to the Arizona Department of Education via email at [email protected], the submission form on ADE’s website at, or via Twitter using @azedschools or #ParentsMustBeHeard.

We thank you for making education a priority in Arizona.

2016 We Are Listening Tour
Date City Location Time
May 9, 2016 Buckeye Buckeye Public Library — Coyote Branch
21699 W Yuma Rd.
Buckeye, AZ 85326
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
May 12, 2016 Avondale Canyon Breeze Elementary School Cafeteria
11675 W Encanto Blvd.
Avondale, AZ 85323
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
June 28, 2016 Tucson Leading Change Conference
JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort
3800 W Starr Pass Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85745
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
June 29, 2016 Tucson Pima County Public Library — Main Library
101 N Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
July 19, 2016 Lakeside Blue Ridge High School — Auditorium
1200 W. White Mountain Blvd.
Lakeside, AZ 85929
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
July 21, 2016 Payson Payson High School — Auditorium
301 S. McLane Rd.
Payson, AZ 85547
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
September 20, 2016 Page Cultural Arts Center
660 S. Navajo Drive
Page, AZ 86040
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
September 21, 2016 Hopi Hopi Mission School
1 Hopi Mission School Rd.
Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
October 4, 2016 Parker Parker High School — Alumni Hall
1600 Kofa Ave.
Parker, AZ 85344
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
October 5, 2016 Wickenburg Hassayampa Elementary School
251 S. Tegner St.
Wickenburg, AZ 85390
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
October 6, 2016 Surprise Dysart Unified School District — TBD
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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