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September 29, 2015
Dear Education Stakeholder,
Please join us Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Phoenix Art Museum, located at 1625 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004 for the first stop on my "We Heard You Tour." I will be presenting "AZ Kids Can't Afford to Wait," an all-inclusive education plan.
The plan is intended as a comprehensive strategy to fix Arizona's education system. Many of the proposals take time and the support of others. However, our system did not develop problems overnight, and they cannot be solved overnight either.
After this year's state-wide "We Are Listening Tour" to hear the concerns and suggestions of educators, parents, and students regarding Arizona's education system, we compiled all of the comments. Using the information heard during 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 my campaign appearances, I have developed this plan.
Several stops are included in the "We Heard You Tour" for your convenience. I encourage you to invite parents, educators and others you know to join me at one of the events.
October 1, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Phoenix Art Museum - Singer Hall
1625 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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
October 13, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Flex Academy - Auditorium
11200 North 83rd Avenue  
Peoria, AZ 85345
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
October 22, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Coconino High School - Mini Auditorium
2801 N. Izabel Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
November 5, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Arizona Western College - Schoening Center
2020 S. Avenue 8E
Yuma, AZ 85365
November 10, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Westwood High School - Auditorium
945 West Rio Salado Parkway
Mesa, Arizona 85201
November 12, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Prescott High School - Ruth Street Theater
1050 Ruth Street
Prescott, AZ 86301
November 17, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Mohave County Board of Supervisors - Auditorium
700 West Beale Street
Kingman, AZ 86402
November 19, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Catalina Magnet High School - Auditorium
3645 E. Pima Street
Tucson, AZ 85716
I look forward to seeing you on October 1, 2015 or at a later stop on the "We Heard You Tour."


Diane M. Douglas
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction