MCESA and Partners Highlighted in New Working Paper
MCESA, Mayor Greg Stanton, and Starbucks are featured in the new Measure of America Report. The report, titled The Measure of America Approach to Gauging Well-Being and Opportunity in the United States: Concept, Application, and Impacts at the Community Level. The report highlights MCESA's work with the Opportunity Youth Initiative. Download the report here.
MCESA Peer Evaluator Program Featured in National Case Study
The U.S. Department of Education Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) program just released a case study on Peer Evaluation. The study focuses on MCESA's Peer Evaluator program and the work being done in 11 school districts. The study states, "Based on what we have learned from the Maricopa County program, we believe that other TIF grantees and school districts should consider peer evaluation as a potential contribution to effective educator evaluation. As practiced in the Maricopa County TIF districts, peer evaluation has the potential to support more rigorous performance evaluation as well as improve teaching."Download the case study here.
MCESA's Foundations of Instruction Institute will have an overall focus on critical thinking, but also look at lesson design, formative assessment, and practice and check for understanding. Teachers will leave ready to stretch their students’ learning a little further this fall. Learn more and register here.
MCESA Disconnected Youth Initiative Featured on PBS
December 16, 2014 Dr. Don Covey, Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools, spoke on a panel about Phoenix's disconnected youth crisis. The panel was aired on Arizona PBS, Eight Horizon as part of PBS' American Graduate initiative. You can view the episode here.
Middle School Students Inspired by Local Scientists, Engineers
November 21, 2014 MCESA is bringing local scientists and engineers from companies like Intel, MedTronic and Freeport-McMoRan into sixth, seventh and eighth-grade classrooms across Maricopa County. Read more about this initiative.
November 19, 2014 Dr. Don Covey, Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education as one of 100 top technology leaders from across America. He has been invited to participate in the first-ever National Connected Superintendents Summit Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the White House. Superintendent Covey is among exemplary school chiefs who will be recognized for their leadership in helping transition districts to digital learning. Learn more about MCESA's efforts to be #Future Ready.
October 15, 2014 The Re-Engaging Disconnected Youth Summit II brings together business leaders, policy makers, educators, and youth serving individuals throughout Arizona. Participants will learn from re-engagement experts about what strategies have worked in other areas, both near and far, and look at how to be successful in our own initiatives. Learn more about the summit.