Nominations sought for education excellence
Expect More Arizona, an advocacy organization for statewide education, is accepting nominations for their Excellence Tour as a means of highlighting successful schools around the state.
“The Excellence Tour will shine a light on what Arizonans are doing all over the state to make progress toward a world-class education,” stated a news release.
The group is aiming to raise the expectations of school performance around the state so that all students will benefit from a quality education and help unite communities to make that commitment.
“Students in Arizona need to be prepared to succeed in today's global economy, and that requires a world-class education,” said Pearl Chang Esau, Expect More Arizona's president and CEO. “Countless students, educators, parents and communities are already working to raise the bar to that world-class level, and this tour is a way to both recognize their commitment and inspire excellence for all Arizona students.”
Photo or video nominations along with a written description can be submitted on ExpectMoreArizona.org until March 15.
Content will be judged based on the Five Building Blocks of World-Class Education as well as their content, not judged on the production value of their video or image. Building blocks include communities working together, excellence for all, world-class achievement, commitment to innovation and strategic investment.
“Excellence Spotlights will be given to those submissions that best reflect the Five Building Blocks of World-Class Education as well as the impact of their content, and not judged on the production value of the video/image,” the release said.
The top three Excellence Spotlights will be recognized during a statewide tour and will receive $1,000 for the education program of their choice. Additionally, a People's Choice of Excellence will be determined by the most votes online and will receive $1,000 for the education program of choice.
Examples of submissions can be found on the website, where you can also vote and share submissions on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
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