Arizona’s K-12 Education System: Flourishing or Flailing?

    April 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Lucia & Wayne Howard's Home
    7540 N Silvercrest Way
    Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
    602.595.1025 ext.3

    Guest Speaker: Don Budinger, Chairman & Founding Director, The Rodel Foundations.

    Don is Chairman and founding Director of the Rodel Foundations, Chairman and founding Director of Science Foundation Arizona, founding Chairman of College Success Arizona, a founding board member of Tucson Values Teachers and currently serves on the board of the Grand Canyon Trust, Stand For Children and Basis Charter Schools. He serves as a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership, Southern Arizona Leadership Council, Global Pathways Institute, the O’Connor House Advisory Group and ASU President’s Club Trustees.

    Don has been the recipient of several awards including being named one of the Morrison Institute for Public Policy’s Distinguished Associates, the 2010 O’Connor House Community Leadership Award; an Honorary Doctorate degree in Humane Letters from Northern Arizona University; the “Science of Early Learning Award” from New Directions Institute; the “Horace Steele Child Advocacy Award” from Children’s Action Alliance, the “Outstanding Achievement in Higher Education” award from the Arizona Board of Regents; the “Homeroom Heroes” award from Teach for America and the “Distinguished Service” award from the University of Arizona College of Engineering.

    Previous articleReducing Gun Violence
    Next articleAZ Governor’s Luncheon
    Larry Bodine began writing for the Blog for Arizona in June, 2017. He is an active Democratic Party precinct committeeman, and teaches “Getting Active in Local Politics” at the University of Arizona-OLLI program.. He attends many live political events and reports on them for the Blog For Arizona — See His 44-year career includes reporting for the New York Daily News, which was then the largest-circulation US newspaper, at a time when he won 7 awards for investigative journalism. Much of politics turns on the law, and an attorney knows the rules of the game of local politics. Bodine is a member in good standing of the Wisconsin State Bar. He also serves as the Editor of News.Law, a daily news magazine for attorneys. Previously Bodine served as editor of several legal publications, including the American Bar Association Journal,, and the National Law Journal. These days, a lot of political activity happens on social media. Online, Bodine is followed by 23,000 people on Twitter at @LarryBodine, 1,800 people on Google+, and manages 7 LinkedIn groups. He has an active Facebook page at

    Leave a Reply