Arizona Department of Education

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The Arizona Department of Education is responsible for the administration and related issues of the public schools in the State. The offices of the Arizona Department of Education are located at 1535 West Jefferson Street in Phoenix. The acting administrator of the Arizona Department of Education is the Superintendent. As of 2010, this office was filled by Tom Horne. The Executive Director of the Arizona State Board of Education is Vince Yanez.

The Arizona Department of Education ensures that the schools throughout the State hold to the established standards for performance, employ certified teachers, and are accountable to the parents and students whom they serve. In regard to standards for academic performance, the Arizona Department of Education sets categories for educational levels according to ten specified categories: math, reading proficiency, writing proficiency, scientific topics, social studies, fine arts, health, technology, non-English languages, and employable skill sets.

The specific coverage for this aspect of the Arizona Department of Education is carried out by the combined efforts of K-12 Literacy and the AZ Academic Standards Unit. In addition to issues directly related to the experience of students and parents in the setting of Arizona schools, the Arizona Department of Education also administers the certification of teaching professionals. The Arizona Department of Education also administers credit-transfer issues, as applicable. Contact Arizona lawyers for legal advice and assistance.

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