Education News

Quality Preschool Helps Third Grader Reach Top of the Class

by First Things First

Phoenix resident Maria de Jesus Cervantes and her husband decided they wanted to find a high quality early learning setting for their daughter Natalia when she was 18-months-old. Cervantes wanted to be sure that she found a center that was not only safe, but also a learning environment where Natalia could explore different activities, learn …

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Addressing the unique challenges of urban and rural schools

by Expect More Arizona

It shouldn’t matter whether a child walks three blocks, rides a bus for an hour or carpools with neighborhood kids to get to school. They should all have access to the best educational opportunities. Here in Arizona, about half of our public school students are enrolled in urban schools, with the remaining youth split between …

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Find out what is needed to improve Arizona’s education systems across the board

by Expect More Arizona

Expect More Arizona, a statewide nonprofit education advocacy organization, and the Center for the Future of Arizona, a nonprofit organization focused on shaping the state’s future, announced new long-term education goals for Arizona. The goals were released as a part of the Arizona Education Progress Meter, a source for individuals to learn about how Arizona’s …

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Arizona Education Progress Meter Shows steep but ‘obtainable’ climb

by Expect More Arizona

If all goes according to a set of goals supported by dozens of Arizona education and business groups, the state’s elementary teachers will earn the national median of $56,000 in five years and most third-graders will read at grade level by 2030. Those are among the benchmarks that make up the Arizona Education Progress Meter, …

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Missing School Matters: Why You Should Keep Absences to a Minimum

by Expect More Arizona

How do you know if your child is missing too much school? It only takes two lost days per month to be considered chronically absent. That’s about 10 percent of the school year in Arizona, and while two days per month doesn’t seem like much, it can have a big impact on learning. In fact, …

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