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Podcast with Michael Werner

13 - December 30, 2023

Linda interviews Michael Werner.  He's a native of Switzerland, and grew up mechanically inclined.  He completed his four-year metalworking and machining apprenticeships in the Swiss Air Force technical school, graduating with the top score in his country. 

Michael will discuss with Linda information for our  school district to improve Math scores since he has such an outstanding math background. 

14 - December 30, 2023

Every parent and community member will learn something
from this presentation about PUSD Test Scores.

12 - November 6, 2023

  • Read Full Agenda and watch meeting HERE

Governing Board Meeting - November 7, 2023 

Item #4 - Major Policy updates to be voted on. The vote will be delayed.  READ ARTICLE

Item #5 - Superintendent evaluation process being decided upon after input from governing board members.

Item #6 - Superintendent performance pay plan being discussed and decided upon Clark Tenney will present this item.

11 - October 30, 2023

I am currently working on recruiting a community volunteer force to help our children who have fallen behind, the test scores shows us (currently) school year 2021-2022 standardized test scores that about 53% of our public school children are not reading or performing math at grade level standards. 

10-16 ACT Scores 5 minutes

9 - October 16, 2023

  • Axios Article on historical ACT Scores HERE

Linda explains the historical low ACT Scores

LC 10-23 ESA 3 Minutes

10 - October 23, 2023

  • ESA Article for updated information HERE

Linda discusses ESA in the News

8 - October 9, 2023

  • 3 basic facts parents and public need to know: How Funds are being Spent? What student performance is?  What curriculum choices is the district making?

Linda talks about Transparency in Education

7 - October 2, 2023

10-2 Test Scores & Classroom Realities
  • Are people unhappy with public education?

  • A deeper dive into test scores with Linda

Subjects & Resources

10-9 Transparency and School Choice

6 - September 25, 2023

  • Linda's Preso on PUSD Test Scores

  • Site Council Meetings

  • Phonics Program Schedule

Subjects discussed:

Episode Resources:

5 - September 18, 2023

  • The Role of a Board Member 

  • Parent Involvement for Student Success

  • NEW Strategy for closing the learning gap

Subjects discussed:

9-25 Special Message from Linda
9-18 Learning Gap & Student Success

Episode Resources:

  • Join Linda for Phonics Training. Click Here.

  • Sign up to be a PUSD Volunteer Here.

  • Download Presentation Slide Show by Linda.

🇺🇸 September 11, 2023 Rememberance 🇺🇸

In lieu of my podcast today, I have listed a couple of current news items
relevant to the subjects we have been discussing.  I will be back next week
for another informative episode. Thank you! 

  • Tom Horne Approves $40 MM in Funding.  Read Article.

  • K-12 per Student Funding in Arizona.  Click here.​

New Tutoring Program and Update on Per Student Funding:

  • Public questions about test scores

  • Solutions deployed by the district

4 - August 28, 2023 Podcast

Subjects discussed:

  • Focus on teachers & classroom

  • Board members role with teachers

Aug. 21: 12 Minute Episode

3 - August 21, 2023 Podcast

  • Social Promotion vs. Merit Promotion

  • Closing the learning gap programs

Subjects discussed:

Aug. 28: 13 Minute Episode

Episode Resources:

  • Letter to the Editor Discussed during episode HERE

  • Test Score Comparison Graph HERE

  • PUSD Budgeting Process Explained

  • Teachers Salary Budget Item

  • Test Scores Analysis

2- August 14, 2023 Podcast

  • Classroom Management Insight

  • Open Meeting Law Explained

  • District Instructional Guides

Subjects discussed:

Subjects discussed:

  • August 1st Board meeting: Prescott

  • Protect  & Test Scores

  • Literacy Volunteers and more

Aug. 7th - 13 Minute Episode

Episode Resources:
Click here for AASA, ACT and Compilation Graph of test scores.

1 - August 7, 2023 Podcast

Aug. 14 - 13 Minute Episode

Disclaimer: The facts and data are taken from the AZ Dept of Education. Linda Conn is referencing those facts and not representing the opinions of PUSD or the Governing Board.

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