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2024 State of the State: Addressing Hobbs’s Education Agenda

On Monday, January 8, Governor Katie Hobbs presented  her second State of the State address, laying out her vision for Arizona and her legislative priorities for the year ahead. Increasing educational attainment is the North Star that guides Education Forward Arizona’s work...


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The Latest on Prop 208

By: Erin Hart, Senior Vice President and Chief of Policy and Community Impact Last week the Arizona Supreme Court issued a decision about Prop 208. So, what does this ruling mean for Prop 208 and for education funding in Arizona? The short answer is the decision puts Prop 208 in jeopardy, which could take away […]


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How to Be Involved in How Your School District or Charter School is using COVID Relief Funding

Arizona is receiving an estimated $4 billion to support K-12 education, the majority of which (90%) will go directly to school districts and charter schools based on their Title I funding allocations. Read more about this federal funding in our recent blog...


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Understanding Arizona’s Federal COVID Relief Funding for K-12 Education

The federal government has made funding available to all states to support COVID relief and recovery efforts. Arizona is receiving an estimated $4 billion to support K-12 education, $800 million for community colleges and universities, and additional funds from discretionary funding the Governor has available...


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$2.1 Million To Support College Access Programs, Reduce the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Arizona Department of Education announced today that $2.1 million from ESSER II discretionary funding will be allocated to support student postsecondary access and attainment for programs managed by the enhanced organization of Achieve60AZ, College Success Arizona and Expect More Arizona...


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Lawmakers should heed voters, education is important

Behind closed doors, Arizona legislators are currently hammering out details of a budget proposal for the next fiscal year. Legislators lobby for the items they say their constituents care most about. Concessions are made and deals are brokered and, unfortunately, the process is often partisan and contentious...


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Federal Funding Creates Opportunity to Accelerate Change, Close Gaps in P-20 Education

Recent updates to the Arizona Education Progress Meter show that Arizona is not on track to meet our P-20 goals by 2030, and the data does not yet reflect the full effects of the pandemic. To meet the goals, we must rapidly accelerate change by closing achievement gaps and addressing educational inequities, which have been […]


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Disinvestments in early education are hurting children and families

Now a full year into the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, education at all levels has been impacted; in some ways, it’s forever changed. And the students who are most likely to face the longest-term effects are also the youngest. In recently updated data, the Arizona Education Progress Meter showed a decline of 3% in Quality Early […]


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Arizona Education Progress Meter Data Updates Announced

Improved data processes offer clearer picture of education in our state;shows much work still to be done to reach long-term goals The Arizona Education Progress Meter has been updated with the most recent data for five of eight important metrics. In addition, process improvements have resulted in more robust data for the remaining indicators...


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Rural Voters Rank Education as a Top Priority Facing the State

In keeping with the statewide trend, voters in rural Arizona believe that education is the number one issue facing the state. This according to a poll of 600 likely voters in Cochise, Coconino, Mohave, Pinal, Yavapai and Yuma Counties. The survey was conducted Jan...