February 16, 2022

Education Forward Arizona In the News

At Education Forward Arizona, we believe that education is the fundamental driver of a more robust workforce and economy and our best lever for improving the quality of life for all Arizonans—that’s why we are working to advocate for and raise awareness of important education issues across Arizona.

We’ve been busy working with media outlets throughout the state to discuss what’s happening at the capitol regarding education policy, sharing the Arizona Education Progress Meter updates and advocating for teachers, students and schools.

In this recent Arizona’s Family story, reporter Brittni Thomason shares an Education Forward Arizona scholar’s story and the importance of Arizona students applying for the FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Here are a few additional news stories we’ve been a part of recently:

Tucson school districts brace for legislators’ decision on spending limit
Arizona Daily Star, Feb. 15, 2022

Northern Arizona University lowers admission standards as enrollment decline continues
Arizona Republic, Feb. 10, 2022

Arizona students lost more than $104,000,000 not using FAFSA, education group says
3TV/CBS 5, Feb. 3, 2022

As school staffing shortage persists, Arizona expands emergency substitute teacher program
Arizona Republic, Jan. 25, 2022

Arizona revises rules to get more substitute teachers into empty classrooms
12News, Jan. 24, 2022

First look at data shows COVID’s impact on Arizona education since 2019
Yuma Sun, Jan. 22, 2022

Two organizations update education metrics from the effects of the pandemic
Arizona Horizon (PBS), Jan. 18, 2022

Marshall Elementary takes team approach to intervention
Arizona Daily Sun, Jan. 16, 2022

Update to AZ’s Education Progress Meter fuels concerns over learning loss
ABC 15, Jan. 12, 2022

The pandemic has worsened an already weak Arizona education system, report finds
KJZZ, Jan. 12, 2022

Peoria Unified might lose tens of millions due to spending limit
Daily Independent, Jan. 11, 2022

Arizona public schools could see $1.1 billion budget cuts
KTAR News (92.3 FM), Jan. 10, 2022

In focus on education, Ducey calls for posting all classroom curriculum online and more school choice
Arizona Republic, Jan. 10, 2022

AZ Mirror: Ducey ignoring school funding needs, COVID-19 challenges
Arizona Mirror, Jan. 10, 2022

COVID-19 pandemic causes Arizona to fall further behind on meeting key education goals
KTAR News (92.3 FM), Jan. 7, 2022

Updated AZ Education Progress Meter data show P-20 pandemic impact
AZ Ed News, Jan. 7, 2022

How Colleges Can Reach the Lost Freshmen of 2020
The Chronical of Higher Education, January 2022

Preschool Matters: Expanding Access to Preschool is the Game Changer Arizona Needs
Arizona Parenting, January 2022

Five Education Issues to Watch for in the Upcoming Arizona Legislature Session
AZ Ed News, Dec. 15, 2021

This is a wake-up call’: Rate of Arizona students who go to college drops significantly
Arizona Republic, Dec. 13, 2021

‘This is a promise’: Thousands of Arizona students can now go to ASU, NAU and UA for free
Arizona Republic, Dec. 10, 2021

State schools looking at $1.1 billion in budget cuts if legislature doesn’t act
Parker Pioneer, Dec. 9, 2021

Bill allows CTEs to offer associate degrees
Arizona Capitol Times, Dec. 6, 2021

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