Mobilizing for Education

Posted on December 22, 2015 • Category: Citizen Engagement



By Mindy Riesenberg

If you think one person doesn’t make a difference, think again. This is the story of one parent’s involvement in helping to pass a school district override—how he did it, and how others can too.

Voters in a majority of 28 Phoenix-area school districts said yes to school funding by passing bonds and overrides in November’s election. Some of this success was due to grassroots initiatives and the involvement of parents and community…

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American Dream Academy

Posted on December 17, 2015 • Category: College Going



By Zackary Moran-Norris

Creating a world-class education system where all students have access to a quality education regardless of social or economic status is a key goal of The Arizona We Want. The American Dream Academy program creates a community where parents and teachers collaborate to transform each child’s educational environment both at home and at school, so they can achieve their greatest academic potential.

Arizona State University’s American Dream Academy (ADA) has been making a…

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AZ Teacher of the Year: Christine Marsh

Posted on December 9, 2015 • Category: High School Graduation



Arizona’s 2016 Teacher of the Year is Christine Marsh, who teaches at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale USD. Marsh says she focuses on her students, their needs and makes sure that every single student feels valued and special.

When Christine Marsh was a college student, she said she wanted to change the world. She became a public school teacher. That was 24 years ago. Now students of Marsh, Arizona’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, say she…

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