This story was originally published by Signals, a Prescott area news organization, on October 20, 2020.

Following a roundtable discussion today 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 demand for small learning communities has increased recently as parents are shifting toward individual and personalized learning models and smaller learning environments. District, charter, magnet, and private schools, as well as community not-for-profits, have implemented small learning communities, including pods, micro-schools, learning hubs, and other small school concepts. This investment will support expanding access to these options to students most in need across the state. Additionally, A for Arizona is partnering with Love Your School, an organization fostering more education choices for families, to build awareness about small learning community models and educate parents about local options.

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