Making sure young children are counted in the 2020 census

Census 2020

Making sure young children are counted in the 2020 census

by First Things First

An estimated 5% of children under age 5 were not counted in the 2010 U.S. Census. That’s about 1 million young children, the highest of any single age group. This time around, U.S. Census officials are asking early childhood supporters to help close the gap and help ensure all infants, toddlers and preschoolers are counted. …

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Education Top Issue Fifth Year

Education Top Issue for Fifth Straight Year

by Expect More Arizona

NEW VOTER SURVEY RESULTS Expect More Arizona commissioned its annual statewide public opinion survey of 600 likely Arizona voters in November 2019. For the fifth year in a row, poll results show that voters believe education is the most important issue facing our state, above immigration, healthcare or the economy. Voters continue to consider teacher …

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serve and return baby talk

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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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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