2 from Dysart Unified School District earn Rodel honors

Arizona Republic: http://archive.azcentral.com/community/surprise/articles/20110420dysart-unified-school-district-rodel-honors.html
Four Southwest Valley educators are among 27 in four counties who were named Rodel Aspiring Principals. They will begin working with mentors next fall to help prepare them for the challenges of leading a school in a high-poverty community…

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4 Southwest Valley educators named Rodel Aspiring Principals

Arizona Republic: http://archive.azcentral.com/community/swvalley/articles/20110420southwest-valley-educators-named-rodel-aspiring-principals.html
Four Southwest Valley educators are among 27 in four counties who were named Rodel Aspiring Principals. They will begin working with mentors next fall to help prepare them for the challenges of leading a school in a high-poverty community…

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Award-winning principal emphasizes parent interaction

By Mary Beth Faller, Arizona Republic: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/20110123rodel-arizona-principal-debbie-hutson.html
As the 2011 winners are revealed in the box below, The Republic talked with Debbie Hutson, principal at P.T. Coe Elementary School in the Isaac School District in west Phoenix, about how she engages parents in her school. Hutson was a Rodel Exemplary Principal in 2008, when she was at Lela Alston Elementary School in the same district…

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7 Rodel Exemplary Principals discuss plans to mentor aspiring winners

Arizona Republic: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/01/23/20110123rodel-exemplary-principals-plans.html
These seven school leaders are the 2011 Rodel Exemplary Principals for Maricopa, Pinal and Yavapai counties. Each will mentor three aspiring Rodel principals for two years, helping foster strong leadership in high-need schools. Here, the winners share thoughts about themselves and their roles…

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Rodel Exemplary Principal finalists picked

Arizona Republic: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/20110120rodel-charitable-foundation-of-arizona-principal-finalists-picked.html
The Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona has named 11 finalists for the 2011 Rodel Exemplary Principal award from Maricopa, Pinal and Yavapai counties. These finalists from high-need schools have been selected for their ability to inspire their staffs to contribute to the success and development of a safe, high-achieving campus…

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Arizona needs the will to improve education

By Don Budinger, Arizona Republic: http://archive.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/opinions/arizona2020/articles/2010/02/12/20100212budinger14-education.html
We need to think boldly. For example, Arizona has a high-school dropout rate that is among the highest in the nation. Want to fix it? Take Craig Barrett’s suggestion that a high-school diploma be required to get a driver’s license. It is critical to elect leaders who are willing to get specific about their plans for improving education, including the funding levels required, and then holding them accountable…

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