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Education News

Quality First supports record number of quality child care and preschool programs

by Expect More Arizona

Three-quarters of the more than 1,000 child care and preschool programs that participate in Quality First, Arizona’s quality improvement and rating system for early learning programs, have earned ratings that meet or exceed quality standards. First Things First created Quality First as a statewide initiative to partner with child care and preschool providers to improve …

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Seven investments we should make in Arizona schools

by Expect More Arizona

Article was originally published in the Viewpoints section of the The Arizona Republic on February 23, 2019. Arizonans have ranked K-12 education the top priority for the fourth year in a row, above health care and border security. Expect More Arizona’s December poll of 600 likely Arizona voters showed that teacher pay and a general lack of funding …

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Three Things You Can Do To Celebrate Read Across America

by Expect More Arizona

Reading is a crucial and foundational skill for all future learning. Having the necessary literacy skills by the end of third grade is a strong predictor of how well a student will perform throughout their education journey. We all have a chance to contribute whether we have a student in school or not. Read Across …

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Easy Way to Weigh in on Education Bills

by Expect More Arizona

The Request to Speak system is an online tool that lets you give legislators your feedback on bills. You can use the system to show that you support or oppose a bill and provide the reason why. You do not have to speak as the name implies. It is one of the easiest ways to share your opinions …

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Penny for Education bills – What you need to know

by Expect More Arizona

Updated February 22, 2019 by Expect More Arizona Overview A handful of bills were introduced this session to replace and expand Proposition 301, which generates funding for K-12 and postsecondary education. The bills various sponsors, Rep. Michelle Udall, Sen. Sylvia Allen and Sen. Kate Brophy McGee have since come to an agreement on a single …

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