Tag: Expect More Arizona

Making sure young children are counted in the 2020 census. See more state education news here

| February 25, 2020
Making sure young children are counted in the 2020 census. See more state education news here

An estimated 5% of children under age 5 were not counted in the 2010 U.S. Census. That’s about 1 million young children, the highest of any single age group. This time around, U.S. Census officials are asking early childhood supporters to help close the gap and help ensure all infants, toddlers and preschoolers are counted.

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Expect More Arizona — Excellence Tour

| January 7, 2020
Expect More Arizona — Excellence Tour

The Expect More Excellence Tour Spotlights what schools and communities in Arizona are doing today to make progress toward an excellent education for every student, and celebrates the kind of excellence we expect and believe must be available to all students. It is important to identify the programs and initiatives we know are working so they can be celebrated and potentially replicated. Check out these Excellence Tour stories from December.

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Expect More Arizona — Education Top Issue for Fifth Straight Year. See more state education and legislative news here

| January 7, 2020
Expect More Arizona — Education Top Issue for Fifth Straight Year. See more state education and legislative news here

Expect More Arizona commissioned its annual statewide public opinion survey of 600 likely Arizona voters in November 2019. For the fifth year in a row, poll results show that voters believe education is the most important issue facing our state, above immigration, healthcare or the economy. Voters continue to consider teacher pay and a general lack of funding to be our state’s most significant education issues.

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Double Down on the Movement for World-Class Education. See more state education and legislative news here

| December 10, 2019
Double Down on the Movement for World-Class Education. See more state education and legislative news here

Expect More Arizona is celebrating a major milestone – our 10-year anniversary! We were created to be the leading voice for education in Arizona and to elevate education (early years through career) as a top priority for our state. … In honor of our 10th anniversary, and in recognition of our shared support for 10 out of 10 students, we’ll be reaching out with new opportunities for you to help grow the movement. On the 10th of each month, we’ll share a different call to action, as well as a challenge to Double Down on the Movement by getting others involved.

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Expect More Arizona — Great Things Are Happening in Education

| October 1, 2019
Expect More Arizona — Great Things Are Happening in Education

The Expect More Excellence Tour Spotlights what schools and communities in Arizona are doing today to make progress toward an excellent education for every student, and celebrates the kind of excellence we expect and believe must be available to all students. It is important to identify the programs and initiatives we know are working so they can be celebrated and potentially replicated. Check out these Excellence Tourstories from September.

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Expect More Arizona — Northern Arizona University’s Civic Service Institute has engaged AmeriCorps members in the Arizona Ready for College and Career (ARCC) program

| September 3, 2019
Expect More Arizona — Northern Arizona University’s Civic Service Institute has engaged AmeriCorps members in the Arizona Ready for College and Career (ARCC) program

This program pairs NAU AmeriCorps volunteers with students across Arizona to help with post-high school planning and career exploration. They provide FAFSA workshops, meet 1-on-1 with students, and help with scholarship and college applications. Many pursue traditional college, while others will continue on to technical/trade schools or certification programs.

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Expect More Arizona ‘Excellence Tour’

| August 5, 2019
Expect More Arizona ‘Excellence Tour’

Spotlights what schools and communities in Arizona are doing today to make progress toward an excellent education for every student, and celebrates the kind of excellence we expect and believe must be available to all students. It is important to identify the programs and initiatives we know are working so they can be celebrated and potentially replicated. Check out these Excellence Tour stories from July.

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Expect More Arizona update for June 3 — Northern Arizona University educating two generations through childcare vouchers

| June 3, 2019
Expect More Arizona update for June 3 — Northern Arizona University educating two generations through childcare vouchers

Northern Arizona University students who have children can receive vouchers from the university to cover the cost of quality early learning so they can focus on their courses and graduate on time. NAU leaders are committed to the program because they understand students who are parents face unique barriers to making their own education a priority.

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Expect More Arizona — It’s Teacher Appreciation Week (through May 10) – Let’s Think Outside the Box This Year

| May 7, 2019
Expect More Arizona — It’s Teacher Appreciation Week (through May 10) – Let’s Think Outside the Box This Year

Teacher Appreciation Week always falls during the first full week in May, which means this year it lands on May 6-10. While we likely all agree that every week is a good time to show our appreciation, we know many parents, schools and students use this time to make special gestures.

We started asking ourselves, do teachers need more coffee mugs or gift cards? What’s the most meaningful gesture the community can make? It’s hard to say, unless you’re a teacher yourself…So, we turned to a group of Arizona Educational Foundation Teachers of the Year and Ambassadors of Excellence to ask what they really want for Teacher Appreciation Week. Here’s what they had to say:

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Expect More Arizona update for May 2 — The Expect More Excellence Tour

| May 6, 2019
Expect More Arizona update for May 2 — The Expect More Excellence Tour

The Expect MoreExcellence Tour spotlights what schools and communities in Arizona are doing today to make progress toward an excellent education for every student, and celebrates the kind of excellence we expect and believe must be available to all students.

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