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Law Enforcement Officials Urge Legislators to Invest in Early Childhood Education

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Law Enforcement Officials Urge Legislators to Invest in Early Childhood Education

by Kathleen B. Kunz, Tucson Local Media

If it’s predictable, it’s preventable. That was the sentiment delivered by Oro Valley Police Chief Daniel Sharp and Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier while they urged legislators to make bigger investments in Arizona’s early childhood education system. They want to see the state’s daycares and preschools improve in affordability, accessibility and quality because they argue …

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Quality First supports record number of quality child care and preschool programs

by Expect More Arizona

Three-quarters of the more than 1,000 child care and preschool programs that participate in Quality First, Arizona’s quality improvement and rating system for early learning programs, have earned ratings that meet or exceed quality standards. First Things First created Quality First as a statewide initiative to partner with child care and preschool providers to improve …

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Governor’s Budget Acknowledges Need for Investments from Early Years Through Career

by Expect More Arizona

Something for Everyone Governor Ducey’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2020 (FY20, July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020) includes important investments in all of education, including early childhood education, K-12 and postsecondary. He continues to follow through on his commitment to increase teacher pay 20 percent by 2020 and restore district and charter additional …

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Read On Prescott preparing students to have the literacy skills needed to succeed

by Expect More Arizona

Third grade students in Prescott are already reading above the state average level. Knowing this, and examining countless other data points, helped the team at Read On Prescott to better understand where they are and where they need to go to create success in both their schools and their community. Read On Prescott is a …

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Using the Arizona Education Progress Meter to improve early literacy in Flagstaff

by Expect More Arizona

LAUNCH Flagstaff was created to improve educational outcomes for local students. LAUNCH (Learn, Advocate, Unite, Network, Contribute, Help) is working toward improving five key metrics, including: kindergarten readiness, third-grade reading, eighth-grade math, high school graduation and postsecondary attainment. It’s no mistake that these focus areas are aligned with the Arizona Education Progress Meter – the …

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