Education Forward Arizona Names Freeport McMoRan Foundation’s Tracy Bame as it’s 2023 Luminary Award Recipient
As president of the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation and director of social responsibility at Freeport-McMoRan, Bame and her team develop strategies and programs that are laser-focused on building sustainable and resilient communities through the power of education Bame has led Freeport-McMoRan’s community development activities in Arizona for more than two decades and, through her vision, has turned […]
Our reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s affirmative action ruling
Education Forward Arizona is deeply committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity and access to pursue a college education. We recognize the value of a diverse student body that is reflective of our great nation and are disappointed with the U...
Yes, college is still a worthwhile investment.
By Arizona University and College Presidents Arizona college presidents share why education after high school is valuable for Arizona’s graduates, communities, workforce and economy. This spring, Arizona’s three public universities, community colleges, tribal colleges, and private colleges and universities have awarded more than 80,000 two- and four-year college degrees and thousands of professional certiﬁcates...
Education Forward Arizona honors graduating college and high school scholars
Each May, Education Forward Arizona honors a new cohort of graduating college scholars who have achieved their post-secondary education goals, thanks to programs designed to increase college access and attainment across the state. In addition, the nonprofit celebrates student ambassadors who have completed its College Knowing & Growing program, and have graduated from high school, […]
From AZ to the Ivy League: How Education Forward Arizona’s College Knowing & Going initiative helped prepare Rodrigo for college
A bright future begins with a solid education and that mindset is driving Rodrigo Guizar, Jr. Rodrigo graduated from Cibola High School in Yuma, Ariz. on May 26, and will travel more than 2,500 miles for an incredible learning opportunity this fall – as an admitted college student at none other than Columbia University in […]
Summer can be ideal time to prepare for kindergarten success
Summertime is a great opportunity to help kids prepare for their first day of kindergarten. Today’s schools expect 5-year-olds to arrive with basic academic and social skills so they are prepared on day one to start learning to read, write and do basic math...
Glendale Student Heads to Stanford and Helps Fellow Students Pursue Their Dreams
A bright future begins with a solid education. Jada Finesilver, a senior graduating from Glendale High School on May 23, is proving how positive high school experiences can set the stage for a fulfilling and rewarding career. Jada took a coding foundations class during her senior year of high school that cemented her plans to […]
Bipartisan Budget Passes With Education Wins and Trade-Offs
The state budget, approved by both chambers of the legislature this week, demonstrates that bi-partisan (even intra-party) negotiation is achievable. The budget also provides several increases in education and related issues, including housing, infrastructure, and children’s health insurance, that together represent the potential for overall improvements in education—and the quality of life—for Arizona students...
3 Quick Ways to Thank Arizona Teachers
The teachers in our communities continue to show up with a heart to serve and a willingness to meet each child’s unique needs. They’re doing incredible work to educate Arizona students, from pre-K to high school and beyond. This Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect time to show Arizona teachers our support! Here are three […]
Use This High School Graduation To-Do List to Keep Supporting Students
By Caroline Doglio, Program Associate, National, College, Attainment Network As the school year comes to a close, seniors will be out of the door and moving onto their next step. Each year, an estimated 10-40% of high school seniors with every intention of enrolling in college do not actually matriculate...