Tag: Education Forward Arizona

Education Forward Arizona — Power Hour at noon Dec. 1 – Year End Wrap Up

Education Forward Arizona — Power Hour at noon Dec. 1 – Year End Wrap Up

| November 29, 2022

With the next legislative session around the corner, join us and special guests as we hear about how advocates just like you have made a difference by influencing policy at the Capitol at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1.

We’ll be joined by special guests Chris Kotterman, Director of Governmental Relations from the Arizona School Boards Association, Rebecca Beebe, Director of Governmental Affairs from The Arizona School Administrators and Rebecca Gau, Executive Director for Stand for Children Arizona who will talk about how they’ve seen advocates influence legislation. 

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Education Forward Arizona — NEW! Watch Candidates talk about education

Education Forward Arizona — NEW! Watch Candidates talk about education

| October 11, 2022

Today we’re launching EdVotersArizona.org, a website where Republican Gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake and the candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction, Republican Tom Horne and current Superintendent Kathy Hoffman, are interviewed by one of education’s most important stakeholders – students. Democratic gubernatorial nominee Katie Hobbs submitted a written response.

Often, the format of candidate debates does not allow candidates to meaningfully share how they will address important education issues. The site was created to allow candidates to share their plans and ideas for addressing the education issues that Arizona voters care most about, which were identified in our recent poll. 

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Education Forward Arizona — Take Action to Prioritize Arizona Education

Education Forward Arizona — Take Action to Prioritize Arizona Education

| September 27, 2022

Arizona voters care about the issues that matter most in helping students to succeed. 

In fact, a recent survey shows Arizona voters have clear priorities for education, including:

Ensuring we have great teachers and school leaders;
Addressing school funding and teacher pay;
Helping more students improve in reading and math; and
Increasing opportunities for Career and Technical education.

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Connections Spotlight — Education Forward Arizona — AZ Voters Prioritize Education Over Politics

Connections Spotlight — Education Forward Arizona — AZ Voters Prioritize Education Over Politics

| June 14, 2022

Education Forward Arizona conducted a poll of Arizona voters to better understand voters’ priorities for education. The survey complements and is intended to go deeper on the findings in the Arizona Voters’ Agenda, in coordination with the Center for the Future of Arizona. The survey was conducted May 10-17, 2022 by HighGround Public Affairs on behalf of Education Forward Arizona, a statewide nonprofit and nonpartisan organization. 

What we found is that Arizonans deeply care most about the issues that will support good teaching and learning, not the political hot button issues that often get the most attention. Voters want to see candidates discussing key education issues, many of which are aligned with meeting the Arizona Education Progress Meter and Achieve60AZ attainment goals.

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Education Forward Arizona — 5 Ways to Thank Arizona Teachers

Education Forward Arizona — 5 Ways to Thank Arizona Teachers

| May 4, 2022

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and the perfect time to show Arizona teachers our support!

The teachers in our communities continue to show up with a heart to serve and a willingness to meet each child’s unique needs. They’re doing incredible work to educate Arizona students, from pre-K to high school and beyond.

Consider these five ways you can celebrate and thank teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week.

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Education Forward Arizona — $6 million partnership to help AZ Native American students, Roadtrip Nation: All Paths Arizona docuseries premiere and more!

Education Forward Arizona — $6 million partnership to help AZ Native American students, Roadtrip Nation: All Paths Arizona docuseries premiere and more!

| April 19, 2022

In This Issue: 
Freeport-McMoRan invests $6 million to support Native American college students
Finding inspiration in Arizona: Roadtrip Nation’s “All Paths Arizona” docuseries
AdviseAZ near-peer advisers looking to help high schools and community sites
Taking action for Arizona’s students
Make a Difference: Sign up for our Education Power Hour
Circle of support guides first-generation ASU student to success
Report: Pandemic Impact on Arizona’s 60% Attainment Goal
First Things First: Conversing with babies and toddlers
Seeking stars to join the Education Forward Arizona team!

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Education Forward Arizona — Our first Arizona Gives Day! Can you help?

Education Forward Arizona — Our first Arizona Gives Day! Can you help?

| April 5, 2022

It’s Arizona Gives Day—a day for all Arizonans to celebrate and support the nonprofits making an impact in our state. 

Education Forward Arizona is passionate about ensuring the success of all students in Arizona—especially low-income students and students of color—by advocating for policies and funding that support our schools, building a statewide advocacy network, promoting the Arizona Education Progress Meter, publishing education reports and more. 

For the next 24 hours you can donate to show your support for Education Forward Arizona and education improvements that advance the quality of life for all Arizonans! 

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Education Forward Arizona seeking Community Impact Manager, Northern Arizona

Education Forward Arizona seeking Community Impact Manager, Northern Arizona

| March 8, 2022

Education Forward Arizona seeks a Community Impact Manager, Northern Arizona to join our team who will be responsible for engaging target audiences to advance Education Forward Arizona’s advocacy and organizational priorities. The Community Impact Manager accomplishes their work through relationship development, partnership cultivation and engagement, delivering presentations and serving as a primary representative for the organization in their region. We seek an innovative and collaborative candidate that can serve as a convener of community leaders, a thought partner and issue expert, and builder of our northern Arizona network

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Education Forward Arizona — Don’t wait! Register for the Rural College Access & Success Summit today

Education Forward Arizona — Don’t wait! Register for the Rural College Access & Success Summit today

| March 8, 2022

Partners for Education at Berea College and Education Forward Arizona are excited to invite you to the 2022 Rural College Access and Success Summit. This event will be held from April 24 to April 27, 2022.

We promise you don’t want to miss this event!

As one of the few national convenings to focus on rural America, the Summit brings together teachers, principals, superintendents, higher education leaders, legislators and nonprofit leaders to share ideas and strategies for ensuring rural youth have the opportunity to successfully transition from high school to college and career.

It will feature keynote speakers Geoff Canada (pictured on the left), founder of the Harlem Children’s Zone, and Jimmy Wayne (pictured on the right), a former foster kid turned award-wining country recording artist.

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Education Forward Arizona — Our Response to Governor Ducey’s State of the State

Education Forward Arizona — Our Response to Governor Ducey’s State of the State

| January 11, 2022

(On Jan. 10), the Governor delivered his 8th and final State of the State address where he laid out his vision for Arizona for the year ahead. His top priorities were focused on water, the economy, education, public and border safety.
 
We had hoped to hear a greater sense of urgency and focus on supporting our students and educators. If we truly want Arizona to be unstoppable, our priority should be increasing education attainment across the entire P-20 continuum. Increasing our attainment rate to the national average would generate more than $7B for Arizona’s economy. To do that, we must act with urgency now to support our students and educators P-20.

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