Mother and son celebrate simultaneous college graduations

Mother and son celebrate simultaneous college graduations

by Angie Castillo

Finishing college took a lot longer than I expected – 20 years actually! At first, I was uncomfortable telling people that I was graduating with my bachelor’s degree. I thought they might wonder why it took so long or what I was waiting for. Would they think it was strange that I was graduating at …

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Advice for Arizona’s Class of 2020

by Expect More Arizona

Congratulations to the class of 2020 (whether today was going to be the actual big day or not)! You have worked really hard to get here, and we couldn’t be prouder of you. May the next chapter of your lives exceed your expectations. We know our state will be stronger with your leadership. To find …

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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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Why Attendance Matters

by Expect More Arizona

Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school …

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