Tag: Center for the Future of Arizona

Commentary: With 8 Clear Goals and a Public Progress Meter, Arizona Is Improving Education for All the State’s Students

| October 9, 2018
Commentary: With 8 Clear Goals and a Public Progress Meter, Arizona Is Improving Education for All the State’s Students

In a state that ranks near the bottom in teacher pay, with thousands of vacant teaching positions, dwindling enrollment in teacher training programs, lagging test scores, and a stubborn achievement gap, it can be hard to envision how to move forward. …

To that end, Expect More Arizona and the Center for the Future of Arizonalaunched the Arizona Education Progress Meter in 2016 to serve as a nonpartisan, shared source of information and to provide a guidepost for the future.

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Expect More Arizona, the Center for the Future of Arizona launch Arizona Education Progress Meter

| February 3, 2016
Expect More Arizona, the Center for the Future of Arizona launch Arizona Education Progress Meter

After years of discussion among community leaders, educators and policy makers about how to improve education in Arizona, Expect More Arizona and the Center for the Future of Arizona have launched the Arizona Education Progress Meter to provide a roadmap for success.

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New initiative partners business, ed to create career pathways for AZ students

| November 11, 2015
New initiative partners business, ed to create career pathways for AZ students

Experience will tell you that if you ask a child what they want to be when they grow up, most will immediately respond with a list as long as they are tall. The list most likely contains careers ranging from doctor to firefighter to astronaut to president. But inevitably, somewhere along the way, these aspirations and dreams turn in to “I don’t know” as parents find themselves debating this same question just a few years later with teenagers.

Arizona Pathways to Prosperity hopes to turn those “I don’t know” back into a list of professions that will not only help Arizona students discover careers they are passionate about that will offer good wages and support success in work and in life, but will help Arizona’s economy prosper.

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What can Arizona do to reduce the number of high-school dropouts?

| August 5, 2015
What can Arizona do to reduce the number of high-school dropouts?

By Steve Goldstein • KJZZ Some schools in Arizona get started for the 2015-16 year next week and a large percentage of K-12 students will finish their classes and get ready to move to the next grade. But the percentage who leave high school early without graduating remains alarming to many education researchers and analysts […]

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