Middle School Students Inspired by Local Scientists, Engineers
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.
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.
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.
MCESA Receives National Award for Performance-Based Compensation Program
The National Association of Counties (NACo) granted MCESA a 2014 Achievement Award for “Rewarding Excellence in Instruction and Leadership (REIL)." REIL is a transformational performance-based management program led by MCESA in collaboration with five Maricopa County school districts, in an effort to strengthen the educator workforce resulting in improved student academic progress for 27,145 students, attending thirty-three schools in high-need districts. By rewarding excellence, as well as addressing ineffective teaching and leading, REIL has begun to institutionalize the conditions that ensure students graduate college-and-career ready, which will be critical as Arizona strives to shift to a knowledge-based economy. More