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Arizona's Extraordinary Educators License Plate

As part of the Arizona Department of Transportation's specialty plate program, the purchase of an “Extraordinary Educators” license plate contributes $17 of the $25 fee to fund statewide mini-grants to support Title 1, first-year public school teachers and to build capacity in the classroom. The plate is available to everyone and contributes to the next generation of big thinkers, go-getters, and problem-solvers. Buy online at!

In collaboration with the Arizona Community Foundation, the Madison Education Foundation is responsible for the administration and distribution of these grants. In 2017, the Madison Education Foundation distributed $38,490.52 to 42 public school teachers across the state. More information at:

2017 Funding Awardees Include:

Academy of Excellence (7th-8th)
Alhambra School District (3rd)
Avondale School District (1st)
Balsz School District (K-6)
Casa Grande Elementary School District (K,1st, 2nd and 5th) 

Crane Elementary School District in Yuma (6th-8th)
Creighton School District (3rd)
Deer Valley Unified (5th-8th)

Eagle College Preparatory School (1st)
Flowing Wells Unified School District in Tucson (K-6th)

Higley Unified School District (5th-6th)
Lake Havasu Unified School District (4th grade)
Liberty Elementary School District (K-4th and Resource students)
Madison School District (6th-8th)

Mesa Public Schools (5th-6th)
Osborn School District (Kinder, 5th-6th)

Pendergast Elementary School District (3rd)
Phoenix Collegiate Academy (K, 1st, 5th, 10th-12th)
Skyline Education (3-8th)

Superior Unified School District (7th-12th)

Tempe Elementary School District (5th, 8th)

Winslow Unified School District (1st)

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