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3 Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Jan 27, 2022

Sean Ross from the Arizona Department of Education joins co-hosts Danielle and Kathleen to talk about the state’s new reading endorsement for grades K-5. Ross is Deputy Associate Superintendent of Academic Standards for the Arizona Department of Education and brings his deep passion for literacy and reading and supporting all of Arizona’s learners to today’s conversation.

Ross shares about the impact of a strong reading background in his own life before reviewing Arizona’s literacy data and explaining the role this new reading endorsement can have in supporting students in becoming lifelong readers.

Here are a few resources and webpages also referenced during today’s episode:

Learn more about the Arizona Department of Education’s K-8 Reading Endorsement on

Learn more about the Arizona K12 Center at