Early years hold the key to a child’s — and Arizona’s — success
A child’s early years hold the key to their success — and Arizona’s — because children who are healthy and prepared when they enter kindergarten do better in school and are more likely to graduate and enroll in college. And well-educated adults are more prepared for the job opportunities of a global marketplace and to […]
2024 State of the State: Addressing Hobbs’s Education Agenda
On Monday, January 8, Governor Katie Hobbs presented her second State of the State address, laying out her vision for Arizona and her legislative priorities for the year ahead. Increasing educational attainment is the North Star that guides Education Forward Arizona’s work...
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 […]
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
By: Selena Llamas, Southern Arizona Community Impact Manager Every year we have the opportunity to honor Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. This is the perfect time to celebrate the history, contributions and culture of American citizens whose ancestors came from Latin American countries...
Freeport-McMoRan Foundation and Education Forward Arizona Award Scholarships to 38 Students
Thirty-eight students recently began the 2021/2022 academic year with funds and support to attend a college or university thanks to scholarships from Education Forward Arizona and the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation. The Education Forward Arizona scholarships, awarded to 15 Arizona high school seniors this year, provide up to $6,000 per year (renewable for four years) for educational […]
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 […]