Education Forward Arizona will champion efforts that:

  • Advance solutions to meet the goals in the Arizona Education Progress Meter
  • Prioritize closing achievement gaps
  • Ensure state-level funding is allocated more intentionally to those who are most in need of additional resources

Achieving these policy goals will require that we create a different narrative in Arizona where policymakers, community leaders, and business leaders across the state see education as our best tool to advance economic prosperity in the state. It will also require that we build a network of champions to join us in courageously standing up to support our policy priorities in local communities and statewide.

Education Forward Arizona will also publish and leverage meaningful data and actionable reports to provide robust support to communities and champions as we advance these priorities together.

Through collaboration with our partners, we will move education forward in Arizona.

Read more about our priorities in the Moving Forward blog and in our reports and issue briefs.


Action Teams

Education Forward Arizona is supporting community-led groups composed of cross-sector champions representing education, business, non-profit and municipalities. Together, these teams are building public will and taking action to meet the Arizona Education Progress Meter goals.

To find out more about how to create an action team in your community, please contact

Policy Action Teams

Policy Action Teams are non-partisan groups that champion the issues impacting their students, schools and community and advocate for policies in Arizona that cultivate a quality education system for all students. Led by leaders within the community, these teams identify key advocacy priorities, build awareness and support from within their community and elevate these issues with policymakers locally and statewide.

Practice Action Teams – Localizing the Attainment Goal

Organizations and community-led collaborations around the state are taking the steps necessary to grow their local workforce and help Arizona reach its Achieve60AZ attainment goal. Communities are setting attainment goals, creating action plans, piloting new programs and leveraging their collective resources and expertise to implement solutions that drive progress locally.