Building pathways for mayors to empower better outcomes
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, superintendents and other district leaders, and community members.
The Roundtable convenes three to four times annually. Meetings are designed to facilitate critical conversations, goal setting, ideation, exploration of innovative strategies, examination of statewide initiatives, listening, and learning—all with the clear goal to empower communities toward better outcomes.
Efforts of the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable focus on two key areas
Roundtable members have specific local action plans to engage, inform, and ultimately activate the community in efforts to raise high school graduation and postsecondary attainment rates, in collaboration with school districts and community-based organizations.
Research & Reports
The Roundtable produces in-depth reports on the local and statewide economic and social impacts of addressing issues related to dropouts and disconnected youth.