Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month, except in August (MEC Retreat), and June/July (No MEC meetings).
Regular Meetings are held from 4:00 - 6:00p.m. at the Joel D. Valdez Downtown Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., Lower Level Meeting Room.
Metropolitan Education Commission (MEC) has been awarded a four year highly competitive U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation (i3) funding of three million dollars. MEC was one of only 23 recipients out of 587 applicants, and received the highest score of those selected. The MEC’s dedication to assist youth in reaching their educational goals extends far into Arizona. The grant will fund the Wisdom Project- High school completion & readiness initiative serving students of the Indian Oasis- Baboquivari Unified School District (IOBUSD).
The Wisdom Project is designed to transform Baboquivari Middle School, Baboquivari High School and alternative sites into high-performing schools, each with a rigorous college preparation curriculum. It brings the resources from Pima County and Tucson through the MEC to respond to the needs within IOBUSD. Additionally, youth and young adult school dropouts will have the opportunity to resume their studies through alternative education; youth within the Juvenile Detention Center will have opportunities to access educational services as well. This funding extends MEC programs including the Regional College Access Center, the Youth Advisory Council/Tucson Teen Congress, and the Key to Employment for the 21st Century Symposium to IOBUSD.
The award has already been cited in the Education Weekly and can be found on the U. S. Department of Education website.
Facilitates the access to and success in college for all Pima County students, with a special focus on students from low-income households or who are the first in their family to attend post-secondary education programs. For more information, please click on the link below:
The MEC's 23rd Annual Crystal Apple Awards Luncheon will be held on FRIDAY, MAY 3 11:30 a.m.-1:15p.m., at the Desert Diamond Casino & Hotel, 7350
S. Nogales Highway.
Sponsors of the 23rd Annual Crystal Apple Awards Luncheon include
Office of the Pima County School Superintendent
Amphitheater Unified School District, as well as table sponsors.
2013 Crystal Apple Award Honorees are:
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT -
Dr. Vicki Balentine
EDUCATION ADVOCATE -
Dea Salter (Posthumous)
TEACHER AWARDS -
City of Tucson Parks and Recreation, Pima Community College Downtown Campus, and the Metropolitan Education Commission’s Youth Advisory Council/Tucson Teen Congress (YAC/TTC) are pleased to announce the Seventeenth Annual "Dorothy Finley Outstanding Teen Citizen Awards".
More info . . .