Author: Emily Richardson

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FY23 State Budget Overview

We were pleased to see a bipartisan effort that elevated education as a top priority in the FY23 state budget. Given the investments included in the budget, we believe it will help move the state closer to meeting the Achieve60AZ goal and the other goals in the Arizona Education Progress Meter...


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Why attainment and the Achieve60AZ goal matter

How increasing education levels will benefit all Arizonans In Arizona, we have an important goal for educational attainment—the Achieve60AZ goal—that 60% of Arizona adults to attain a postsecondary degree or credential by 2030.   The Achieve60AZ goal was set more than five years ago with the support of a broad community alliance of more than […]


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More than 150 Education Forward Arizona Scholars and their families honored for graduating college  

Graduates collectively received over $2.5M dollars in scholarships and support services  To help expand college access and attainment across the state, we honored more than 150 Education Forward Arizona scholars who graduated from college last month during a special ceremony at our headquarters in Phoenix on May 26...


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AdviseAZ receives more than $500k to continue supporting college attainment across Arizona

AmeriCorps recently announced that AdviseAZ will receive more than $500,000 to continue its college access work in Arizona.   AdviseAZ is an AmeriCorps program that places current college students or recent college graduates in low-income (Title I) high schools and communities to act as near-peer advisers...


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Arizona Voters Prioritize Education over Politics [Full Press Release]

Voters Share their Priorities for Education, Encourage Candidates & Policymakers to Address Key Education Issues ARIZONA –June 14, 2022 – Arizonans continue to prioritize education and want every school to have great teachers and leaders, according to a recent statewide survey of 500 likely voters...


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Arizona Voters Prioritize Education Over Politics

Voters Share their Priorities for Education, Encourage Candidates & Policymakers to Address Key Education Issues Arizonans continue to prioritize education and want every school to have great teachers and leaders, according to a recent statewide survey of 500 likely voters...


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College Knowing & Going’s 2021-2022 Student Ambassadors Graduate from High School

College Knowing & Going (CKG), which is focused on increasing the number of students who complete steps toward a postsecondary education, is celebrating its second cohort of student ambassadors completing their service and graduating from high school...


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Solidify K12-Higher Ed Connections to Firm Up Students’ Next Steps

By: Bill DeBaun, National College Attainment Network There are few more poignant moments than when students cross the stage and receive their high school diplomas. At that moment, families, district and school administrators, teachers, and everyone else who has helped the student get to this point see so much of their time and effort realized...


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AdviseAZ helps more than 700 high school students during the 2021-22 academic year

AdviseAZ, an AmeriCorps program that places trained, near-peer college advisers in high schools and communities, just had 14 of their members successfully complete their first term of service on May 31, 2022. These members made a significant impact on their communities by serving more than 700 students across Arizona...


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How Ask Benji is helping more than 100 high schools meet their FAFSA goal

Ask Benji is available to partner with your school! With the current academic year coming to an end, the Ask Benji team is already preparing to start supporting next year’s seniors with filling out their Free Application for Federal Aid form (FAFSA) and helping schools boost their FAFSA rates...