Education Forward Arizona Joins Arizona Horizon on PBS to discuss Ed Voters Arizona Project
Just ahead of the Nov. 8 election, Rich Nickel, President and CEO of Education Forward Arizona, and Odalis Lopez, an ASU student and Education Forward Arizona scholar, had the opportunity to join Ted Simons on Arizona Horizon to discuss EdVotersArizona...
AdviseAZ welcomes its 2022-23 cohort
AdviseAZ, an AmeriCorps program that places trained, near-peer college advisers in high schools and communities, has welcomed a new cohort of 18 members. These current college students or recent college graduates were placed at 14 low-income (Title I) high schools and community sites across Arizona to help high school students with the college-going process...
A Letter to Arizona Candidates
We’re calling on the candidates running for Governor and Superintendent of Public Instruction to prioritize education by offering solutions to the education issues that matter most to us, our students, and our state. We want candidates to discuss and share solutions that address these priorities that will have the greatest impact on Arizona students: Ensuring every Arizona public […]
Where are they now? Checking in with College Knowing & Going’s 2021-22 Student Ambassadors
College Knowing & Going (CKG), which is focused on increasing the number of students who complete steps toward a postsecondary education, had 31 student ambassadors graduate from high school earlier this year. Funded by Helios Education Foundation and operated by Education Forward Arizona, CKG mobilized these influential students to inspire their peers to pursue higher […]
Aggregate Expenditure Limit Overview
The school spending cap known as the Aggregate Expenditure Limit (AEL) is once again threatening the new investments the legislature and governor made to K-12 education. This time around the projected amount in jeopardy is $1.3 billion. To re-cap, the AEL is a limit on how much K-12 schools can spend in a school year...
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 […]
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 […]
2022 Legislative Session Wrap Up
After one of the longest legislative sessions on record, Arizona legislators wrapped up their session in June. While we were pleased with many of the investments made in the budget for education, including funding for low-income students, special education students and increasing the Arizona Promise Scholarship program, we were disheartened that a more comprehensive P-20 […]