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The Education Coalition of Arizona
Formed in 1990; joined the LFA state alliance network in 2005
The Education Coalition (TEC) is an alliance of education organizations dedicated to raising student achievement in Arizona. It currently focuses its efforts on two topics:
- Parent and community involvement
- General tax revenue reform
TEC provides a forum where Arizona education organizations and leaders meet and discuss current issues and programs, and hear outside speakers on education-related topics. Over the years, TEC has worked on various legislative and state board issues. TEC provides the discussion base to prevent surprises in the public arena.
Voting members of the TEC presently include:
- Arizona Association of School Business Officials
- Arizona Community College Association
- Arizona Education Association
- Arizona Federation of Teachers
- Arizona North Central Association
- Arizona PTA
- Arizona School Administrators
- Arizona School Boards Association
- Arizona K-12 Center
Deans of the Colleges of Education at:
- Arizona State University Main Campus
- ASU West
- ASU East
- Grand Canyon University
- Northern Arizona University
- University of Arizona
The Arizona Board of Regents is an Associate Member of TEC, and as such it has discussion rights, but no voting rights. TEC's monthly meetings generally include representation from the Arizona Department of Education and the State Board of Education.
For more information, contact:
JoAnne Hilde, Facilitator - State LFA
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