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Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild joined community leaders as part of the Steps to Success initiative on August 3, knocking on 196 doors in hopes of re-enrolling students who had dropped out of school the year before.
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild hosted the May 27 meeting of the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable. He is joined here by Gilbert Mayor John Lewis, left, and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, right.
Youth On Their Own (YOTO), a Tucson drop out prevention program, linked on their website Arizona Education News’ article “Billions in the Balance: Mayors Sound Alarm, Join Forces to Improve Grad Rates.” full article>
In a commentary for Education Post, Paul Koehler writes about the critical role mayors can play in improving public schools. full article>
KJZZ, the NPR station Phoenix, AZ, covered the Arizona Mayors Roundtable report which covers a series of city profiles that show the social and economic losses for both high school dropouts and those who are neither in school nor work. Full article and broadcast here>
In part three of a three part series, Arizona Education News highlights a few examples of what Arizona cities and towns are doing to help students in their community. full article>
In part two of a three part series, Arizona Education News examines the city of Sahuarita’s wide-ranging efforts to support public education as a community priority. (No link available)
Arizona Education News: Billions in the Balance: Mayors Sound Alarm, Join Forces to Improve Grad Rates
In part one of three part series, Arizona Education News reports on ways Arizona mayors are working together to improve high school graduation rates. The article highlights the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable report as one way mayors are joining forces. full article here>
John Gomperts, President & CEO of America’s Promise Alliance, mentioned AZMRT’s report in a blog post that praises Bill Gates focus on the centrality of relationships as the crucial intervention to help more young people successfully complete college. full article>
Arizona Education News reports that the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable (AZMRT), an initiative of WestEd—a nonprofit research organization promoting national improvements to our education system—received one of three $200,000 grants from the America’s Promise Alliance and Pearson. full article>