Tag: Education Forward Arizona

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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Education Forward Arizona — Updated AZ Education Progress Meter Data Show P-20 Pandemic Impact

Education Forward Arizona — Updated AZ Education Progress Meter Data Show P-20 Pandemic Impact

| January 11, 2022

(Jan. 6) Education Forward Arizona and the Center for the Future of Arizona released updates to five of the eight indicators in the Arizona Education Progress Meter , the state’s widely accepted framework for P-20 education. 

The data show that the COVID-19 pandemic has had significant effects on every part of the education continuum, from early education to K-12 and postsecondary education.

Notably, new data show a decline in access to quality early learning for Arizona 3- and 4-year-olds from 19% last year to 17% this year, contributing to a three-year downward trend from a high of 24%.  The decrease is largely a result of the pandemic when many providers closed or limited capacity and the loss of the federal Preschool Development Grant. Early learning opportunities, such as PreK, are important because they give children the opportunity to build their cognitive, social and emotional skills so they are ready to learn in kindergarten and able to read at grade level by the end of third grade.

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Education Forward Arizona — There’s still time: Can you help us meet our $30K in 30 days goal?

Education Forward Arizona — There’s still time: Can you help us meet our $30K in 30 days goal?

| December 28, 2021

As we come to the end of 2021, we want to express our gratitude for the support of community members, like you, who have joined Education Forward Arizona in improving educational outcomes for ALL Arizona students – from young learners to those pursuing college and careers.

We truly value the collective work that we’ve been able to accomplish with our growing network of education advocates and partners throughout the state. Together, we can achieve our bold goals for the future of education in Arizona.

Thank you to all who have contributed to our $30K in 30 Days campaign! We are getting closer to our goal and need just a few more gifts to help us reach the finish line. If you’d like to support our campaign, this is the last week you can double your impact and have your gift matchedby key anonymous supporters.

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Education Forward Arizona launches to close achievement gaps and improve education outcomes

Education Forward Arizona launches to close achievement gaps and improve education outcomes

| August 10, 2021

As students across Arizona return to school, Education Forward Arizona seeks to unite sectors, interests and communities across the state to improve education outcomes and close achievement gaps, from early learning through K-12 and postsecondary attainment. This new organization aims to change the way people think about and support education as the key to improving the economy and the quality of life in Arizona. 

“Arizonans want bold action that moves education forward in Arizona,” said Rich Nickel, president and CEO of Education Forward Arizona. “It’s time to close the aspiration gap between what people in the state repeatedly say they want and the underfunded and inequitable system we have. We need to work together, statewide, to find solutions that advance the prosperity of all Arizonans.” 

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