“Phoenix is a thriving economic center for businesses, families and educators. At the heart of this city, New Schools for Phoenix is training innovative and committed educators to lead even more great public schools in the neighborhoods where they’re needed most. –Phoenix Councilman Daniel Valenzuela
Children who live in poverty are almost three times more likely to attend low performing neighborhood schools. To address this crisis, our New Schools for Phoenix program has incubated and supported the development of 17 schools, serving 3,800 students. However, thousands of children are still waiting for the great school they deserve. In response to this urgent need, we must accelerate our impact in Phoenix.
To that end, the New Schools For Phoenix is proud to offer a continuum of services customized to meet the widely varying needs of urban Phoenix educators, and to prepare the most effective educational leaders to launch, replicate, or redesign urban schools.
To ensure Phoenix’s economic future, we must work together now to change the local dynamic in education. We have a great opportunity to serve as a model for other communities grappling with the achievement gap for minority and low-income students.
Phoenix is a growing, multi-cultural city that attracts its residents from all over the world. Phoenicians choose to stay and make this city their home because of the unique opportunities and resources available. From a desirable climate to sports and culture to a renewed and urgent focus on education, there are many reasons why this is the time to live and work in Phoenix.
As the sixth largest city in the nation, Phoenix is a vibrant city with several universities, an excellent food scene, light rail, low cost living and much more! Find out all of the things to do in Phoenix.
Hikers, bikers and climbers in Greater Phoenix have come to the same conclusion as coyotes, roadrunners and jackrabbits: The Sonoran Desert is a great place to play. There are hiking and mountain biking trails, easy access to climbing, and lakes and rivers nearby to cool off in the hot summer.
Between spring training, four professional sports leagues and hundreds of museums and cultural events, Phoenix and the surrounding metropolitan area have plenty of sports and cultural opportunities. There’s always a game, concert or cultural event happening in Phoenix.
As one of the nation’s most expansive school choice states, Arizona’s education ecosystem is supported by the business community and dozens of education advocacy and support groups. Arizonans consistently agree education must be a top priority.