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Mayors and the High School Graduation Imperative

February 8, 2019

Across the country, mayors work to improve the economic health of their cities and encourage growth and stability for their communities and their residents. These efforts often include tax breaks for corporations, revitalizing neighborhoods through partnerships with redevelopment agencies, and grants and other initiatives to improve access to safe, affordable housing. more >

Phoenix Mayor Stanton and Tucson Mayor Rothschild speaks at the Helios-ACT College Knowing & Going Summit

April 3, 2017

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, joined Paul Luna, President & CEO of Helios Education Foundation at the Helios-ACT College Knowing & Going Summit on March 3, 2017. more >

Tucson Mayor Joins Steps for Success to Re-Enroll High School Dropouts

August 12, 2016

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. more >

Arizona Mayors Gather for Spring Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable Meeting

May 27, 2016

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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. more >

Youth On Their Own (YOTO) Reposts AZ Ed News Article

May 3, 2016

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>

Education Post: The Critical Role Mayors Can Play in Improving Public Schools

April 29, 2016

In a commentary for Education Post, Paul Koehler writes about the critical role mayors can play in improving public schools. full article>

KJZZ: Mayors Work To Improve Arizona Dropout Rates, Negative Economic Impacts

April 9, 2016

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>

Arizona Education News: What are Cities Doing to Help Students

April 6, 2016

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>

Arizona Education News: Sahuarita As Model of Cities Partnering with Schools

April 6, 2016

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

April 6, 2016

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>