Author: Taryn Martinez

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Education Explainer: Education Progress Meter

Education Forward Arizona, in partnership with the Center for the Future of Arizona, recently released the annual update for the Education Progress Meter. This nonpartisan data tool is used to show what it will take to reach our state’s Achieve60AZ goal based on eight indicators representing early, K-12, and postsecondary education...


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Early years hold the key to a child’s — and Arizona’s — success

A child’s early years hold the key to their success — and Arizona’s — because children who are healthy and prepared when they enter kindergarten do better in school and are more likely to graduate and enroll in college. And well-educated adults are more prepared for the job opportunities of a global marketplace and to […]


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Editorial: Postsecondary Education by Mayor Kate Gallego

We are so pleased to see Mayor Kate Gallego share her sentiments on the importance of postsecondary attainment. Read this excerpt from her opinion piece featured in the Phoenix Business Journal: My View: Why Arizona is all in for postsecondary education By Mayor Kate Gallego – Contributing writer Feb 14, 2024 Arizona is facing a critical decision […]


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Education Forward Arizona Staff Honored with Faculty Emeritus

Frank Zamora, our very own Success Adviser, has been honored with the title of Faculty Emeritus from Gateway Community College. The meaning of a Faculty Emeritus is to recognize and honor a faculty member for their years of service and dedication to students and to their specific content area...


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53% of U.S. Seniors Completed a FAFSA This Year; How About in Arizona?

High school seniors from the class of 2023 completed 3.9% more FAFSAs than the previous year, resulting in a high school completion rate of about 53.4% by June 30, according to recent data from the National College Access Network (NCAN)’s FAFSA Tracker...


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What is Affirmative Action and What Does it Mean for Arizona Students?

What is Affirmative Action? The phrase “affirmative action” was first used in the early 1960s by President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration. The purpose was to improve opportunities for African Americans while efforts were being made to create civil rights legislation that would reverse laws that allowed for discrimination...