Facing test scores that fall below the national average, economic crisis and a workforce skills gap, Governor Jan Brewer made education one of her top priorities and decided Arizona should compete for the federal Race to the Top grant.
Through prudent financial planning the Kyrene School District has weathered the economic meltdown better than many area school districts. Thankfully, despite the economic woes of our state, Kyrene has been able to improve the quality of education through the voters’ approval of overrides and bond programs.
Dr. Michael Matwick, Founder and CEO of Pinnacle Education shares his perspective on the growth of online education and how governmental budget cuts threaten the quality of education for the state of Arizona’s students. Dr. Matwick will be a panelist at the Tempe Chamber of Commerce’s Sept. 30 State of the Schools Address.
As part of our mission to provide the most powerful and effective tools to help our members grow and thrive, particularly in a challenging economy, we’ve chosen to firmly embrace the social media movement. And teach our members how to do the same.