Arizona has everything to gain - in our economy, in our workforce, in our communities and as individuals - when students continue their education after high school.

Everything to Gain

New Scholarship & Job Placement Program

Education Forward Arizona and Freeport-McMoRan have partnered to create a new scholarship program starting August 2024 that will provide education, training, a paid summer internship and job placement.


Unlock the Data: Public Views on Postsecondary Education

Get access to insightful results from our poll which uncovers how Arizona voters feel about prioritizing postsecondary education.


Billions to Gain

This new landmark report conducted by Helios Education Foundation and Education Forward Arizona examines the benefits of college enrollment and completion from three distinct perspectives: the individual, the social perspective of communities and the state, and the fiscal perspective of tax consequences.

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Everything to Gain

Making it possible for more students to continue education after high school will grow Arizona’s economy and lift individuals, families and communities.

About the Campaign

The Achieve60AZ Action Plan

What do we need to do as a state to reach the Achieve60AZ goal and the goals in the Arizona Education Progress Meter? The Achieve60AZ Action Plan gives the state clear direction—from a nonpartisan perspective— regarding how we can improve student outcomes and move education forward.


Everybody Wins AZ: Participation Now. Leadership for Life.

When students participate in sports and extracurriculars they win, their schools win, Arizona wins. Everybody wins. 

Learn more about the benefits of extracurriculars and download campaign resources that you can use at your school, at home, or in your community.

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Our Strategic Direction

Created through the collective will of diverse sectors and communities across the state, Education Forward Arizona seeks to change the way people see and support education as the key driver to improving the economy and the quality of life in Arizona. View our strategic direction overview.

By working more collaboratively and speaking more cohesively, we aim to align the education system in Arizona, including:

Thought Leadership

We will create a new narrative where policymakers, community & business leaders consider education as families do – to be an investment in the future and not an expense.

Mobilize for Action

We will mobilize our growing partner network across the state to build public and political will for long-term investments with significant results.

Support and Scale

We will work toward scalable impact – identifying effective practices across the state, incubating our own innovative approaches and spreading those that work.


We will publish deep, meaningful and consistent data and research on priority issues to influence public policy and decision-making.

Our Imperative

Arizona can be proud of the Arizona Education Progress Meter — and the community engagement that led to creating statewide metrics and goals for how we measure progress on education outcomes, from early learning to college attainment. But while we’ve seen incremental progress, we have yet to see the big gains needed to reach the goals by 2030. We will report honestly to the public on the progress — or lack of progress — being made to improve education for all students in Arizona. And we will outline what more needs to be done to get to our commonly agreed-upon measures of education success.

Arizona Education Progress Meter