Douglas presents plan tomorrow at 'We Heard You Tour' stop
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Douglas presents plan at ‘We Heard You Tour’ stop

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Diane Douglas. Photo Courtesy: David Wallace/The Republic

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas will present an all-inclusive education plan “AZ Kids Can’t Afford to Wait” at the first stop of her “We Heard You Tour” on Thursday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Phoenix Art Museum at 1625 North Central Avenue in  Phoenix.

The plan is intended as a comprehensive strategy to fix Arizona’s education system, Douglas said.

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Diane Douglas. Photo courtesy: David Wallace/The Republic

“Many of the proposals take time and the support of others,” Douglas said. “However, our system did not develop problems overnight, and they cannot be solved overnight either.”

The concerns and suggestions of educators, parents, and students regarding Arizona’s education system that were brought up during the “We Are Listening Tour” at 14 meetings throughout the state, in addition to the comments submitted via the Arizona Department of Education‘s website and social media sites, and input during Douglas’ campaign appearances were all used to develop this plan.

Several stops are included in the “We Heard You Tour” and parents, educators, business leaders and community members are invited to take part in the events.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Phoenix Phoenix Art Museum – Singer Hall
1625 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Window Rock Navajo Nation Museum – Library
Highway 264 and Loop Road
Window Rock, AZ 86515

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Peoria Flex Academy – Auditorium
11200 North 83rd Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85345

Thursday, October 15, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Show Low Whipple Ranch Elementary – Multipurpose room
1350 North Central Avenue
Show Low, AZ 85901

Thursday, October 22, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Flagstaff Coconino High School – Mini Auditorium
2801 N. Izabel Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Thursday, November 5, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Yuma Arizona Western College – Schoening Center
2020 S. Avenue 8E
Yuma, AZ 85365

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Mesa Westwood High School – Auditorium
945 West Rio Salado Parkway
Mesa, Arizona 85201

Thursday, November 12, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Prescott Prescott High School – Ruth Street Theater
1050 Ruth Street
Prescott, AZ 86301

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Kingman Mohave County Board of Supervisors – Auditorium
700 West Beale Street
Kingman, AZ 86402

Thursday, November 19, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Tucson Catalina Magnet High School – Auditorium
3645 E. Pima Street
Tucson, AZ 85716