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School districts across Arizona see small – and large – victories in AzMERIT scores

by Expect More Arizona

The second year of statewide AzMERIT results didn’t reveal many surprises for educators. Overall, scores for math and English language arts stayed steady for many grades, while some saw improvements. It’s too soon to draw any major conclusions from the 2016 results since this is only the second year Arizona schools have used the exam, …

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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – What it is and how it might impact you.

by Expect More Arizona

A quick history lesson: President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act into federal law in 1965 as part of his “War on Poverty”. The act not only funded K-12 education, but also emphasized equal access to education and established high standards and accountability. The act was also meant to reduce the achievement gaps between students. …

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FAFSA Season is Here

by Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education

FAFSA season begins on October 1st, 2016. If you have older children who recently started college, this may be earlier in the year than you remember. The Federal government is now allowing families to apply three months earlier than in previous years. And applying online is easier than ever! Students and their parents can now apply …

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Top five questions to consider when choosing your child’s school

by Expect More Arizona

During the school year, children spend close to half of their waking hours in the classroom. Not only is it a sizable portion of their day, but a student’s educational experiences will set the stage for the rest of their life. It’s no wonder, then, that so many parents fret over which school is best …

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Tips for Giving Feedback on the Draft English and Math Standards

by Expect More Arizona

Arizona’s English language arts and math standards have recently been updated and are open for public feedback. Over 200 Arizona educators from 10 counties donated over 6,000 hours to reviewing every standard from kindergarten to 12th grade to ensure that they are best for Arizona students, teachers, and families. You can read more about the …

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