The Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable gives mayors, who typically have limited opportunities to become involved in their public schools, the chance to share ideas, learn from more experienced peers and experts, and participate in new, place-based convenings and discussions among mayors, their staff, urban superintendents, school district leadership, and community members.
The framework for the work of the Arizona Mayors Educational Roundtable is a focus on getting all students to be college and career ready, with the understanding that individual cities may work to reach that goal in different ways, depending on school districts and community priorities.
Goals of the Roundtable
Members of the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable are organized around two key activities:
- Support Local Initiatives: The Arizona Roundtable also supports city-school district engagement and collaborations on local education issues identified above through technical assistance and support to mayors, school superintendents, their respective staff, and community stakeholders to develop and implement evidence-based approaches to improving outcomes in their cities and to build political and cross-sector engagement in planning local education agendas.
- Expand the Knowledge Base and Learning Network of Mayors: Through research and resources, including state and national expertise, meetings, partnerships and funding opportunities, as well as online tools and resources, the Arizona Roundtable builds a collective knowledge base that can help accelerate local and statewide action.