Author: Emily Richardson
Arizona School Vouchers Explained
In June, the Arizona legislature and Governor approved a mass expansion of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, also known as school vouchers. Education Forward Arizona stands opposed to the mass expansion of school vouchers (you can read more on this in our recent op-ed)...
Universal School Voucher Expansion Will Undo Progress Made on School Funding
By: Rich Nickel, Education Forward Arizona President and CEO Excerpted from the Arizona Capitol Times In June, Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill that will expand Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, also known as school vouchers, to all K-12 students in Arizona...
Back to School Advice for Every Age
From Arizona Parenting Magazine, August 2022 After a summer filled with less routine and scheduling, getting ready to start a new school year can take some work and may even come with anxiety for both kids and their parents. No matter whether you have a student beginning a journey in kindergarten or are enrolling your […]
The early years are the best years to develop brain connections for school success
By: First Things First Babies don’t come with instruction manuals. That’s why First Things First, Arizona’s early childhood agency, works to help families of young children feel confident in their role as their child’s first and best teacher...
Meet the 2022 Education Forward Arizona scholarship recipients
Esperanza Acosta Esperanza Acosta graduated from Tolleson Union High School in Tolleson, Arizona. She will be studying Business Administration at Arizona State University. Her success adviser is Zach Rosas. Congratulations Esperanza! Eliazib Diaz Eliazib Diaz graduated from San Luis High School in San Luis, Arizona...
Education Forward Arizona awards more than $1.3M in scholarships this academic year
During the 2022-23 academic year, Education Forward Arizona has awarded more than $1.3 million in scholarship funds. As school starts back up, Education Forward Arizona is busy not only distributing funds to 35 colleges and universities across the United States and England but is also preparing to support more than 1,400 students and provide […]
Education Forward Arizona & Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Announce New Navajo Code Talkers Scholarship
$3 million in scholarships created to honor the selfless service that 400 Navajo Code Talkers made to the United States during World War II Just ahead of National Navajo Code Talkers Day on Aug. 14, Freeport-McMoRan Foundation has expanded its Native American Scholarship program with Education Forward Arizona for a second time, providing an additional […]
Celebrating One Year of Education Forward Arizona
Student success equals Arizona’s success! This month, we celebrate our one-year anniversary and our vision to create a more robust education organization—work that includes advocating for education policies that advance education equity, mentoring college students and providing scholarships—as well as working in high schools to help create a college-going culture across the state...
Education Forward Arizona Holds inaugural benefit dinner on Thursday, Oct. 20 in Scottsdale
An InspirED Evening will celebrate collaboration and innovation in education Education Forward Arizona, a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to advocate for and act on education improvements that advance the quality of life for all Arizonans, today announced that it will hold an inaugural benefit dinner this fall in Scottsdale...
Use Fit and Match to Increase Students’ Success
By: Bill DeBaun, National College Attainment Network Among students who entered college in the fall of 2015, about 60% completed a degree or certificate six years later. Just three out of every five students who jump through all of the hoops, complete all of the forms, wade through all of the processes and actually matriculate […]