Tag: College Success Arizona

ACHIEVE60AZ — We need to hear from you!

| April 30, 2021
ACHIEVE60AZ — We need to hear from you!

In early February, we announced that Achieve60AZ, College Success Arizona and Expect More Arizona were joining forces to create an enhanced organization. Our goal is to work together to significantly improve Arizona’s P-20 education system and demonstrate meaningful progress on the Arizona Education Progress Meter goals.

Over the past two months, we have been working with our Board, Community Leaders Advisory Council, the combined staff, and others to design our strategic plan. It is also important to us to hear from you to inform our work ahead.

We have created a brief survey to ask for your feedback on a set of key questions. We would greatly appreciate your help in completing the survey, which should take fewer than 15 minutes. Your feedback will be very helpful to inform our strategic plan.

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ACHIEVE60AZ — Stay in the know on what is happening at the Arizona Legislature

| April 13, 2021
ACHIEVE60AZ — Stay in the know on what is happening at the Arizona Legislature

It was a very quiet week at the Capitol with most progress slowing to a crawl. While legislators are focusing on work behind-the-scenes, there’s not much happening in public. There are 145 bills waiting for a hearing in either the House or Senate Rules Committee and almost all connected to funding and may be included in budget discussions.

You’ll see more from us in upcoming emails about what we’d like to see in the budget. One of those items is funding to re-launch the Preschool Development Grant (PDG). Read our recent op-ed in The Arizona Republic, authored in partnership with the Arizona Early Childhood Alliance and the Arizona Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, that talks about COVID-19’s significant impact on early educati

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Achieve60AZ releases Arizona’s Public Service Promise report

| April 4, 2021
Achieve60AZ releases Arizona’s Public Service Promise report

Arizona has set a lofty goal: By 2030, 60 percent of adults in the state, ages 25 to 64, will hold a postsecondary credential or degree. This statewide goal to achieve a more highly trained and educated population ensures a brighter future for Arizona and for all of us. To get there, we must think outside of the traditional pathways to attainment.

A new issue brief, Arizona’s Public Service Promise, highlights the importance of engaging and supporting adults over age 24 to earn postsecondary credentials. As the brief outlines, one of the most effective ways to connect with Arizona adults is through their employer. For approximately 300,000 adults in Arizona that employer is a public entity.

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College Success Arizona — Three Entities Pool Resources to Create Cohesive Voice for Statewide Education Improvement

| March 2, 2021
College Success Arizona — Three Entities Pool Resources to Create Cohesive Voice for Statewide Education Improvement

Three leading Arizona education entities—Achieve60AZ, Expect More Arizona, and College Success Arizona—announced on February 2 that they are pooling their resources and teams to become one organization. Rich Nickel, president and CEO of College Success Arizona since 2012, will lead the consolidated organization.

The enhanced organization, which will be renamed later this year, will create a strategic plan that will include a cohesive education agenda to reach the goals outlined in the Arizona Education Progress Meter and support the success of all Arizona children and adults along the education continuum, from early learning through postsecondary attainment. The Education Progress Meter goals were developed to support a broadly shared vision—that all students, regardless of their background, income, or zip code, deserve equitable access to a high-quality education at every level.

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College Success Arizona — ‘Promising’ bill moving through AZ legislature

| February 23, 2021
College Success Arizona — ‘Promising’ bill moving through AZ legislature

We are excited to share information about an important bill currently working its way through the Arizona legislature. Introduced by Senator Boyer, Senate Bill 1508 would create the Arizona Promise Scholarship Program. 

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Achieve60AZ, College Success Arizona and Expect More Arizona to become one organization

| February 2, 2021
Achieve60AZ, College Success Arizona and Expect More Arizona to become one organization

As a result of a year of thoughtful consideration among community stakeholders and funders, and with Arizona’s students foremost on our minds, we are excited to announce the next chapter of our continued work. The boards of Achieve60AZ, College Success Arizona and Expect More Arizona have recently voted unanimously to pool resources and teams to become one organization, effective February 1.

This alignment will provide greater clarity and cohesion, will result in an even stronger voice for Arizona’s students and educators, and will provide a more robust platform to advance the goals outlined in the Arizona Education Progress Meter.

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College Success Arizona — A simple way to help Arizona students

| December 22, 2020
College Success Arizona — A simple way to help Arizona students

There’s no denying that 2020 has been a long year, but here at College Success Arizona we were still able to help thousands of students pursue their postsecondary dreams through our services.

In April, we worked with Helios Education Foundation to launch the Arizona Postsecondary Student Resiliency Fund to help support college students who had been impacted by COVID-19. When we had finished distributing the full $500,000 fund amount, we had helped 1,156 low-income and first-generation college students.

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The Latest News from College Success Arizona

| November 10, 2020
The Latest News from College Success Arizona

In October, Achieve60AZ released its second annual State of Attainment Report. In the 2020 update, they argue that to reach Arizona’s widely agreed-upon statewide educational attainment goal — that 60 percent of Arizona adults possess a postsecondary degree or credential by 2030 — the state must prioritize the needs of Latinx, Black/African American, Native American, and adult learners.

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College Success Arizona — Policy Brief – The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Increased the Need to Strengthen Supports for Arizona Students

| October 6, 2020
College Success Arizona — Policy Brief – The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Increased the Need to Strengthen Supports for Arizona Students

Newest policy brief highlights key systemic issues and barriers that students and families face when it comes to accessing higher education opportunities and succeeding in college, especially during the pandemic.

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Helping Parents, Teachers and Students Succeed During COVID: A Virtual Event on Sept. 29

| September 29, 2020
Helping Parents, Teachers and Students Succeed During COVID:  A Virtual Event on Sept. 29

Join Expect More Arizona and College Success Arizona as we explore the impact of COVID-19 and the resources parents, teachers and students believe are needed to be successful during the pandemic.

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