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Double Down on the Movement

Double Down on the Movement for World-Class Education

by Expect More Arizona

Expect More Arizona is celebrating a major milestone – our 10-year anniversary! We were created to be the leading voice for education in Arizona and to elevate education (early years through career) as a top priority for our state. We have been working to build the movement for world-class education – a movement to make …

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Mapping Arizona’s path to success – the teacher variable

by Expect More Arizona

Everyone has a story detailing how they landed in their chosen profession. Some follow in the footsteps of their parents, others are intrigued by professions portrayed in the media. But for many, their life’s work began with one thing: an educator. Teachers do far more than convey the mechanics of reading or arithmetic. They inspire …

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SRP Trains Former Power Plant Employees for Careers in Technology

by Salt River Project

As the director of Talent Management for Salt River Project, a community based, not-for-profit utility – which also happens to be the third-largest public power company in the country – our staffing needs are unique and diverse. Recently, we faced an inimitable challenge as the four owners of Navajo Generating Station (NGS), a coal-fired power …

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2019 NAEP Results: AZ Scores Highlight Need to Address Achievement Gap

by Expect More Arizona

What is NAEP? The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics and is the only test that measures student achievement in all states. NAEP vs. AzMERIT NAEP reading and math tests are administered every other year to a representative sample of students nationwide and results focus on trends …

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Baby, let’s talk! Serve and return

by First Things First

Even though they can’t use words yet, having little back-and-forth conversations with your baby is the best way you can help them learn and develop language. Responding to your child with words, conversation and attention makes a big, positive impact on their learning and healthy development. As their brain develops — incredibly fast in their …

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