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2008 Rodel Exemplary Principals

Here are the winners for the Rodel Exemplary Principal Award, a new honor that recognizes exceptional leaders in high-needs schools. The Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona, in partnership with Social Venture Partners Arizona, launched the Rodel Exemplary Principal Initiative to reward outstanding principals and train aspiring principals. Winners each will receive $5,000 in savings bonds…

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2008 Rodel Exemplary Teachers

  Maricopa and Coconino County Rodel Exemplary Teachers Marcia Beldock R. E. Simpson School, Alhambra Elementary District Eighth-grade Math Read: Every child has a star within Kasey Boike Littleton Elementary, Littleton Elementary District Third Grade Read: Kids are her motivation Barbra DeLair Westwood High School, Mesa Unified District High School Math Read: Set a good…

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Rodel Announces Fall 2007 Promising Student Teachers

The Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona is pleased to announce that 41 Fall 2007 Rodel Promising Student Teachers have been chosen from the University of Arizona and Arizona State University at the West, Polytechnic and Tempe campuses. Each semester, Rodel interviews future educators who want to apply their talents in the most challenging schools.  The…

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Rodel Announces Spring 2007 Promising Student Teachers

The Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona is pleased to announce that 36 Spring 2007 Rodel Promising Student Teachers have been chosen from the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University at the West, Polytechnic and Tempe campuses. Each semester, Rodel interviews future educators who want to apply their talents in the most…

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2006 Rodel Graduates Begin Teaching

The Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona is pleased to welcome 43 new Rodel Graduates as they begin their first year teaching. These newly minted teachers were selected as Rodel Promising Student Teachers last year while they were students at Arizona State University at the Tempe and West Campuses, the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University,…

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MAC-Ro Program Adds Up to Higher Math Achievement

Arizona third-graders participating in the Math Achievement Club by Rodel (MAC-Ro) are continuing to see incredible growth in their math achievement.  In honor of the great strides made by MAC-Ro students, Governor Janet Napolitano has proclaimed October Math Achievement Month for the state of Arizona. A new study by researchers at the University of Arizona…

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Businesses Increase Support for Rodel Education Initiatives

The Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona announces the continuation and expansion of partnerships with businesses and organizations around the state to support Rodel’s math and teacher initiatives. Math Achievement Club by Rodel The Math Achievement Club by Rodel (MAC-Ro) is an initiative of the Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona with a proven track record of…

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HOW WE CAN MAKE IT WORK – MAC-Ro program promotes fun side of math to inspire learning

For years people have said kids attending schools in high-poverty neighborhoods can’t compete academically. Members of the Math Achievement Club by Rodel (MAC-Ro) are working to prove that stereotype wrong. In September 13,000 second-, third- and fourth-graders statewide pledged to join MAC-Ro. This program provides a fun and motivating structure in which students from high-poverty…

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MAC-Ro Program Adds Up to Higher SAT-9 and AIMS Math Scores

Arizona schools participating in the Math Achievement Club by Rodel (MAC-Ro) program are experiencing unprecedented gains in math achievement scores, leading the Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona  to expand the initiative this year to 13,000 students attending 70 schools in 31 districts across five counties in Arizona. A recent study by the University of Arizona…

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