Equity for all students to achieve their full potential
This is the guiding vision of the Arizona Department of Education — the state agency tasked with overseeing Arizona's K-12 public education system. Our department, led by a publicly elected Superintendent of Public Instruction, comprises more than 600 staff across four state offices working to serve Arizona's students, families, educators, and school communities.
The Arizona Department of Education advances equity and excellence for all students by serving school leaders, educators and staff, collaborating with communities, and leading with data-driven best practices.
There are five core priorities in ADE's 5-Year Strategic Plan.
- Student Equity & Achievement
- Educator Recruitment & Retention
- Safe & Healthy Schools
- Strategic Funding
- Strategic Data Use
Each priority is accompanied by key strategies to reach our goals, as well as indicators of progress that measure our growth and success. Explore these priorities in the slides and executive summary below.
5-Year Strategic Plan
Arizona Education Governance
The Arizona Education Governance document provides an overview of the different federal, state, and local agencies that oversee public education in Arizona. The document helps establish an understanding of who and what controls education decisions that affect Arizonans.