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Arizona 10th Worst State For K-12 Student Absenteeism

| June 15, 2016
Arizona 10th Worst State For K-12 Student Absenteeism

A new federal report ranks Arizona as the 10th worst state when it comes to K-through-12 absenteeism.

About 16 percent of students here missed more than 15 days during the 2013 school year— higher than the national average of roughly 13 percent.

Charles Tack, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Education, says the agency is well aware of the problem and they hope a new program known as the Zip Code Project can help improve those numbers.

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Children’s Action Alliance announces support for Prop. 123

| March 23, 2016
Children’s Action Alliance announces support for Prop. 123

Children’s Action Alliance is pleased to join organizations across Arizona to support Proposition 123. Students will benefit from funds that can be used to update textbooks and technology, support quality teachers, promote third grade reading, and achieve greater proficiency in science and math skills.

Proposition 123 is not a revolutionary leap forward for public education. It is simply a temporary plan to settle a lawsuit over funding to help schools keep up with rising costs. While we campaign for its passage we also expect our elected leaders to adopt a long term, sustainable plan for education funding.

Governor Ducey and state legislators are hearing the message that our votes for Proposition 123 won’t mean much at all if they continue to cut school budgets and shrink state revenues with their current votes at the capitol.

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What Do The Many K-12 Funding Plans Say About Education, Arizona Funding?

| October 21, 2015
What Do The Many K-12 Funding Plans Say About Education, Arizona Funding?

A lot of plans for how to fund Arizona’s K-12 schools have been making headlines in recent weeks. So what do all of these proposals say about K-12 education and, more specifically, its funding in Arizona?

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Economists Discuss Arizona’s Bounce Back From Recession, Education Funding

| September 16, 2015
Economists Discuss Arizona’s Bounce Back From Recession, Education Funding

Arizona’s economy has bounced back from the great recession, but what will it take for the state to be even stronger?

Is the business community willing to push for more of a financial commitment to K-12 education?

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What can Arizona do to reduce the number of high-school dropouts?

| August 5, 2015
What can Arizona do to reduce the number of high-school dropouts?

By Steve Goldstein • KJZZ Some schools in Arizona get started for the 2015-16 year next week and a large percentage of K-12 students will finish their classes and get ready to move to the next grade. But the percentage who leave high school early without graduating remains alarming to many education researchers and analysts […]

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