Following a roundtable discussion with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, school leaders, parents and students, Governor Doug Ducey today announced an additional $500,000 to continue expanding efforts across the state to increase high quality education options.

The funding, which comes from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund, will be distributed by A for Arizona through its Expansion and Innovation Fund. The dollars will support the creation of effective small learning models and community partnerships that target students and families in need. In June, A for Arizona received $1 million to issue microgrants to support innovative programs to continue educating Arizona students.

“Throughout Arizona, school leaders are turning to innovative approaches to meet the needs of families and keep students engaged and learning,” said Governor Ducey. “A for Arizona’s Expansion and Innovation Fund is at the forefront of identifying and supporting education models that have proven results for working families. The small learning community grants will help foster additional community partnerships to create student centric, personalized learning options for high-need students.”

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