ALL In Education’s MAPA Report Finds A Deep Gap In Representation That Affects Latino Student Outcomes

Accelerating student growth through rural internet hubs

by Wes Brownfield, Arizona Rural Schools Association

In rural Arizona, internet connectivity – or lack thereof – has hampered student learning for years. And in a state where half of K-12 students attend a rural school, that divide is having a big impact on student growth and achievement. That’s why the Arizona Rural Schools Association has partnered with the Arizona Association of …

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FAFSA drive-thru events are helping Valley high schoolers pay for college

by Expect More Arizona

With most Valley schools still remote, many high school students are finding it more challenging than usual to prepare for postsecondary education. The process can be long and complicated, but families usually worry the most about the financial aspects. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) can help with that. Youth from low-income households …

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Arizona’s tribal communities resiliently continue early childhood services through pandemic

by First Things First

Earlier this year, as tribal communities in Arizona took measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 — in some cases through partial or full government program closures, travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders — the measures also impacted how services were provided to their youngest children and families. “In many tribal communities, there are many multigenerational …

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Maintaining a strong connection between schools and communities during a global pandemic

by Stephanie Thomas, Sierra Vista Parents’ Coalition

Forging and maintaining relationships is tougher than ever. But it’s not impossible, and it’s definitely worth it, especially for schools that need ongoing support from local citizens. Education belongs to the entire community and we’re all stronger when schools are strong and well-resourced. Wondering what you can do to help when schools aren’t allowing visitors …

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