ADOE strongly supports the U.S. Department of Education’s goal of ensuring that every student has equitable access to excellent educators and welcomes this opportunity to present our plan for advancing this mission in State A. Our multi-faceted plan reflects extensive outreach to the community and thoughtful deliberation about actions that most likely will enable our schools and districts to attain this important objective. Although our plan will evolve over time, we believe that our theory of action and the four targeted strategies we have included in the plan embody a solid approach to improving educator effectiveness, particularly for those most in need. We look forward to proceeding with this plan.
Appendix A. State A’s Equitable Access Committee Membership
To actively engage a wide range of stakeholder contributions to the development of State A’s equitable access plan, planning began early to ensure a thorough representation of stakeholders at each meeting. The tables below illustrate stakeholder outreach for each key stakeholder group and their participation.
American Federation of Teachers – Urban District X Teachers Union
Higher Education Partners and Preparation Programs
(Public) University of State A – College of Education
Alternative Teacher Program
Mark Van Der Haal
Urban City X –Teaching Fellows
Many more stakeholders participated in our two sets of regional meetings in the eastern, central, and western areas of State A.
Three Regional Meetings (December 2014)
Three Regional Meetings (January 2015)
Community and business organizations
District Administrators and School Board Members
Finally, State A Equitable Access committee members were asked to engage stakeholders more widely among their peers in their local communities. The following additional stakeholders were involved in informing our equitable access work: