Tag: k-12 funding
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...
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...
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 […]