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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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ESSA Reviews Are In: New Mexico, Louisiana Rise to the Top; Michigan, Arizona Falter

| July 5, 2017
ESSA Reviews Are In: New Mexico, Louisiana Rise to the Top; Michigan, Arizona Falter

Most of the noise surrounding the Every Student Succeeds Act this week was focused on the highly anticipated rollout of the independent peer review project from the Collaborative for Student Success and Bellwether Education Partners. While many groups, advocates, and experts have weighed in on specific pieces or trends in the plans, the peer review project is one of the only efforts giving a full analysis of what’s been cooked up in each state plan…

How does Arizona measure up? See HERE

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Analysis: Arizona Is the Worst State in the Nation in Serving Students Still Learning English

| May 18, 2016
Analysis: Arizona Is the Worst State in the Nation in Serving Students Still Learning English

Remember that kid who always got in trouble at school? The one who never listened to the teacher and struggled to follow the rules? Well, when it comes to English language learners — students who come from households where English is not the primary language spoken — Arizona has reliably been America’s chief troublemaker.

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