Public Education in Tucson and Pima County: What’s Next?

 Sarah Garrecht Gassen of the Arizona Daily Star will moderate a panel discussion on public education in Tucson and Pima County with representatives from the Metropolitan Education Commission, Strong Start Tucson, Arizona State School Superintendent’s Office (Arizona Department of Education), Southern Arizona Leadership Council and First Things First.

Catherine Tornbom from the Center for Community Dialogue, a program ofOur Family Services, will lead a facilitated community conversation among participants with the center’s corps of neutral facilitators.

Community Forum
Public Education in Tucson & Pima County: What’s Next?

Monday, March 26, 2018
Randolph North Golf Course, Copper Room
600 S. Alvernon Way
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Hosted by Ward 6 Council Member
Steve Kozachik

One response to “Public Education in Tucson and Pima County: What’s Next?

  1. Over 100 people at this forum, welcomed first by Councilman Steve K and Sarah Garrett Gassen of AZ Daily Star. Arlene from MEC spoke of their advocacy efforts, for K – 12 education; Ricky about Arizona’s school financing and low teacher pay (formerly w/ School Supe office); Ted from SALC for the business collaboration; Jessica from First Things First about preschool education, and Penelope from Strong Start Tucson also on early childhood education success. Then the audience broke up into community dialogue groups of 5 to 8 each, to discuss questions on primary benefit of public ed, key issues supporting it, primary obstacles, actions/strategies to address these issues and obstacles. About 16 groups reported back with various ideas/suggestions/input for improving & supporting public education in Arizona. These are to be shared with a group? seeking next course of action via the Star. Stay tuned. Present tonight: Pima County School Supe Dustin Williams, TUSD board member Kristel Foster, Councilmen Steve K (Ward 6) and Paul Durham (Ward 3), Rep. Kirsten Engel (LD 10 House), and candidates Mary Matiella (CD 2 House), JP Martin (LD 9 House), Leila Counts (TUSD board).

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