Arizona Education Association

Winter 2016

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6 ADVOCATE | WINTER 2016 at the capitol T his past September, over 30 Arizona State Legislators, from Phoenix to Amado, shadowed local K-12 public school teachers. The experience these legislators shared with teachers and their students is a part of the Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF)'s Take Your Legislator to School Initiative (TYLTS) in partnership with the Arizona Education Association and the Arizona K12 Center. In its third year, TYLTS has seen over 200 teachers jump at the chance to invite their Senator or Representative into the classroom. Participating teachers invite legislators to visit their school and classroom so legislators have a chance to see what goes on in the classroom firsthand. Not only does this open the door for our state representatives and senators to see public school mechanics up close, but it also enables legislators to develop a relationship with an educator who can advise them as education bills reach their desk in the coming session. Arizona State Legislators Walk the Walk Alongside Public School Teachers The students at Trailside Point Elementary School were thrilled to see Representative Reginald Bolding visit their school. LEFT: Dr. Eric Meyer and Arcadia High School Principal Nathan Slater and Scottsdale Education Association member Jennifer Dukelow. RIGHT: Representative Dr. Eric Meyer spent the morning with Jennifer Dukelow's calculus class at Arcadia High School.

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