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Expect More Arizona — Learn How Your Vote Impacts Education Decision-Making at the State, County and Local Level. See more state education news here

| October 13, 2020
Expect More Arizona — Learn How Your Vote Impacts Education Decision-Making at the State, County and Local Level. See more state education news here

Setting education policy is a complicated process that takes place at many levels. Some decisions are made by elected officials and others by you the voter/parent/resident. To help you make sense of the process, here’s a look at which bodies are responsible for making decisions, and how your vote impacts the final outcome.

Close to home, you help elect governing board members for the school district in which you live. Governing board member are elected by their community and board seats are up for election every four years.

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Importance Of College Drops Nearly 50% Among Young Adults In Just Six Years. See more national education news here

| December 17, 2019
Importance Of College Drops Nearly 50% Among Young Adults In Just Six Years. See more national education news here

If you weren’t already worried about U.S. higher education, you should be now. When asked how important a college education is today, 41% of U.S. adults aged 18-29 say “very important,” which is down a whopping 45% since 2013 when 74% said the same. These new Gallup findings point to a potential disaster—looming on the very near horizon—for higher education, our country and in particular, our youth. But instead of perseverating over the very bad news here, let’s break down the two biggest problems behind this drop and highlight some opportunities to address them. 

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This city is short of teachers. It’s tapping immigrants to help. See more national education news here

| March 19, 2019
This city is short of teachers. It’s tapping immigrants to help. See more national education news here

As many small cities see growing racial diversity and shortages of professionals – including teachers – local governments are asking: What role might immigrants play?

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Arizona seeks to increase number of students filling out FAFSA

| October 9, 2018
Arizona seeks to increase number of students filling out FAFSA

It would seem a no-brainer for any Arizona students who needs a college scholarship to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which streamlines the process of applying for almost any scholarship.

However, fewer than half do.

The FAFSA has become the almost universally used application that helps schools and the government determine if a student qualifies for a Pell Grant, a loan or scholarships.

The application process launches Oct. 1 every year.

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Arizona universities travel the state helping students learn more about college admissions, financial aid. See more state education news here

| October 3, 2018
Arizona universities travel the state helping students learn more about college admissions, financial aid. See more state education news here

As part of the Achieve60AZ initiative, organizations across Arizona – including the state’s three public universities Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona – are seeking ways to increase the number of Arizonans with post-secondary degrees or credentials from the current 42 percent to 60 percent by 2030.

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What The People Who Read Your College Application Really Think

| January 11, 2017
What The People Who Read Your College Application Really Think

Time to get together the transcripts and the test scores and put the final touches on those personal essays. It’s college application season, again.

To a lot of students, the process seems wrapped in a shroud of mystery. What exactly happens when you send your application out into the unknown only to … wait?

Well, here’s a glimpse behind the curtain at one school.

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Northern Arizona Region College Night at Flagstaff High School on Oct. 27

| October 26, 2016
Northern Arizona Region College Night at Flagstaff High School on Oct. 27

Students of all ages and their families are invited to “Discover Your Path” at the annual Northern Arizona Region College Night this Thursday (Oct. 27) from 6 – 8 pm at Flagstaff High School.

Over 115 post secondary opportunities will be represented including community colleges, universities, trade schools and the military. Scholarship and financial aid information will also be available.

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Have You Applied to College Yet?

| October 19, 2016
Have You Applied to College Yet?

For many high school seniors, the idea of applying to a college or university can seem like a daunting task. Many students are undecided of what kind of postsecondary program to pursue, or unsure of the process and deadlines, and some may not have much support or encouragement to explore their options and take the next steps. Arizona College Application Campaign is a program that is structured to provide resources and support for all high school seniors and their families as they determine their post-high school plans, whether that is a vocational certificate program, or a 4-year degree at a university, and anything in-between.

We encourage you to talk to your seniors about their plans after high school graduation.

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Upcoming Webinar- AzMERIT: What Does It Mean for the College Access Community

| August 10, 2015
Upcoming Webinar- AzMERIT: What Does It Mean for the College Access Community

There is an upcoming webinar on AzMERIT: What Does It Mean for the College Access Community? Learn about the impact of AzMERIT on August 20th with Expect More Az!

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AzCAN College Access Standards are Here

| September 24, 2014
AzCAN College Access Standards are Here

AzCAN College Access Standards are Here: For the past two years a dedicated task force of AzCAN members has been working on a set of standards as a framework for our work in college access and success. After a local and national vetting process, the Standards are now complete and ready for you to use. […]

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