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

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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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How concerned community members can impact a school

by Bruce Hilby, Camelback High School Community Network

Can a group of concerned citizens make a difference in a neighborhood high school? That’s the question that Social Venture Partners (SVP) asked in 2009. A network of local philanthropists, SVP wanted to pool their resources to aid students in an inner-city high school. They wondered: Could whatever they did be helpful? And could it …

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Construction Company Promotes STEM Careers

How a Tempe-based construction company is getting students interested in STEM careers

by Fred Bueler, CHASSE Building Team

“But why?” If you’ve ever been around kids you’ve heard this question. Kids are curious by nature. At CHASSE Building Team we strive to answer their “why’s.” With projects happening in nearly a dozen school districts, CHASSE aims to be a great team with the students, staff, and community within our projects. But we go …

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Updated data shows modest increase in Arizona teacher pay

by Expect More Arizona

While Arizona teachers have seen increased pay recently, so have teachers across the county. Arizona remains 49th in the nation for median elementary teacher pay and, while the gap has slightly narrowed, Arizona is still nearly $13,000 behind the national median. Updated salary data for calendar year 2018 was analyzed and adjusted for cost of …

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