FLORENCE – Are you a resident who is interested in improving children’s educational opportunities in Pinal County?
If so, School Superintendent Orlenda Roberts invites you to participate with school district leaders in a symposium that will explain and plan for Governor Jan Brewer’s “Arizona Ready” education reform policy.
“We invite any Pinal County resident to take part in any of our two sessions that will explain what ‘Arizona Ready’ is and how to prepare for it,” Superintendent Roberts said. “We are looking to engage county leaders, educators, parents, business owners – anyone who has a stake in the future of our children’s education.”
The Pinal County School Superintendent’s Office will host two symposiums for county residents. The first one will take place at the Florence Holiday Inn on Friday, October 21. The second one will be at the Superior High School Gymnasium on Friday, October 28. Both symposiums will begin at 8:00 am and conclude at 12:30 pm.
“Our aim for the symposiums is to inform participants of the state model for regionally delivered educational services and support, this will help advance the goals set forth in ‘Arizona Ready’,” Roberts said. “Governor Brewer’s educational reform plan identifies relevant, practical, locally-defined and regionally delivered service and support to schools and school districts. This new plan has set an aggressive framework that will assist all of our public schools in ensuring that all students are prepared for success in college and career.”
The School Superintendent said the half-day symposiums have been designed as highly collaborative with a heavy emphasis on attendee’s participation. This will help the Pinal County Education Services Agency (PCESA) in developing a strategic plan for extending the agency’s current programs and services. This will allow PCESA to deliver greater support in the five key areas of “Arizona Ready”: data use, standards and assessment, teacher and principal effectiveness, support for struggling schools and students along with better educational opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
If you are interested in attending one of the symposiums please contact Janette McClintock at (520) 866-3602 or email at email@example.com.