The Arizona Alliance of Black School Educators in partnership with Pilgrim Rest Education Enrichment is offering free monthly seminars geared towards the "Teaching & Learning: What is Working in America's Classrooms that Impact the Success of Children of African Descent." This professional development and parent involvement opportunity will be held on the 3rd Thursday evening of each month at Pilgrim Rest Word Center from. Join us for food, networking, and fun! Please visit the Documents and Events Page for more information. Contact us here to register for a seminar.
The Arizona Alliance of Black School Educators has partnered with Grand Canyon University to implement a STEAM Enrichment Program. The curriculum will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. The program will service 3rd-8th graders. Visit the Documents' Page and Events Calendar for more information.
RACE TO THE TOP
Arizona has recently received $25 million to fund education reform as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top program. Race to the Top is an opportunity to support ideas and policies that will lead the way for school reform for the coming decades. Race to the Top awards grants through a competitive process designed to encourage and reward states that are leading the way with ambitious yet achievable plans for implementing coherent, compelling, and comprehensive education reform.
This year, Arizona was part of the states that received more than $200 million from the third round of Race to the Top awards to help reform kindergarten through 12th-grade education. States that were awarded round three funds in December are required to submit a reform plan that will include a meaningful investment in advancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. See the U.S. Department of Education’s efforts to support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. The race is on . . . . .
AZ legislation established a framework to measure teacher & principal effectiveness.