Tag: arizona schools
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...
Spending Limit Puts more than $1.1B at risk for Arizona Schools
More than a billion dollars of existing school funding is in jeopardy if the legislature doesn’t allow school districts to spend it. How we got here In 1980, Arizona voters passed a measure that limits how much K-12 schools can spend in a school year, which was done when the state implemented its school funding […]
Advocating for Increased Access and Affordability of Early and Postsecondary Education
Education Forward Arizona is using its voice to advocate for the funding and policy changes needed to meet the goals in the Arizona Education Progress Meter. Recently, Education Forward Arizona has been supporting federal proposals for universal Pre-K, free community college and to increase the Pell Grant...
Welcome Back to School, These Resources Can Kick Off a Successful Year for Seniors
By: Bill DeBaun, National College Attainment Network The once-enticing prospect of a more normal, calmer start to the school year has evaporated in most parts of the country thanks to COVID-19’s Delta variant, but schools are re-opening their virtual and/or physical doors for the 2021-22 academic year, nevertheless...
The Latest on Prop 208
By: Erin Hart, Senior Vice President and Chief of Policy and Community Impact Last week the Arizona Supreme Court issued a decision about Prop 208. So, what does this ruling mean for Prop 208 and for education funding in Arizona? The short answer is the decision puts Prop 208 in jeopardy, which could take away […]