Education Renewal Zone

Mission Statement/Vision of the Education Renewal Zone Partnership Office


The Education Renewal Zone (ERZ) is a broad-based P-20 initiative assigned the task of concentrating and coordinating available resources to improve school performance and student achievement. The primary focus is through a collaborative effort of the partners to build the capacity of schools in providing a competent organizational structure, a quality-learning environment, and effective research-based instruction for all students. Working in partnership with a College of Education, each ERZ office designs a unique yearly strategic plan synchronized around the individual needs of their schools.

The University of Arkansas ERZ has been able to serve its K-12 partner schools by providing an opportunity for collaboration among institutions of higher education, education service cooperatives, public schools, local businesses, parents, and community members all focused on school improvement and systemic educational reform in Northwest Arkansas.


  1. Collaborate with stakeholders to transform teaching and learning in a student-focused environment.
  2. Address teacher recruitment and retention needs in Northwest Arkansas.
  3. Deepen pre-service and teacher content knowledge and instructional strategies to impact student achievement.
  4. Build the capacity of ERZ team members.