MCESA Collaborates on the AZ STEM School Community of Practice
April 12, 2016
MCESA, along with Arizona SciTech, Intel, and Arizona Science Center are leading a STEM Community of Practice as part of a STEM ecosystem. A Community of Practice is a group of cross-stakeholder teams that help eachother, share information, build relationships and learn from one another. Teams thenleverage their collective existing knowledge to design innovative solutions to the problemsand challenges they have identified. View Press Release
March 14, 2016 In his keynote address at Arizona School Boards Association's (ASBA) Equity Event, Pedro Noguera stated that equity is addressing the academic and social needs of all students which often means that those with less need more. More time, attention, and support. Read more about ensuring equity.
February 3, 2016 The February edition of the MCESA Principal Link highlights five characteristics of great school leaders, and provides examples of how to develop those qualities. View the article here.
February 1, 2016 MCESA has created a new professional learning resource for school leaders. TXTS4 Leaders builds on the popular MCESA Service, TXTS4 Teachers, by sending weekly professional tips directly to leaders' phones via text messages. The service is free and guarantees complete phone number security. Sign up here.
January 4, 2016 MCESA has a brand new publication that highlights several of our signature service areas. Using the format- Challenge, Process, Solution- readers discover how MCESA works with a variety of stakeholders to solve education's toughest challenges. View and download the publication here.
Measure of America Credits MCESA for Helping Lay The Groundwork for Social Change
September 24, 2015 MCESA is featured in the Measure of America article on Youth Disconnection. MCESA is credited for laying the groundwork for social change by hosting two summits on Opportunity Youth. Read the article here.
MCESA Superintendent Link Highlights Communication Strategies
September 9, 2015 The September version of the MCESA Superintendent Link describes four strategies district leaders can use to increase communication with their staff. The article covers such topics as how top leaders use Facebook and blogs as well as strategies for using videos and celebrating the unexpected. You can view the September edition here.
MCESA and Partners Highlighted in New Working Paper
May 20, 2015 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
May 1, 2015 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 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.