New oral health care resource launches for National Children’s Dental Health Month

Details of Governor’s Proposed Budget for FY22

by Expect More Arizona

OVERVIEW While there are some incredibly impactful initiatives in the Governor’s budget proposal – like funding for early literacy and investments to accelerate student learning for those most impacted by the pandemic – there are persistent, systemic education issues that remain unaddressed. We still lack general fund support for early education; the formula to fund our community colleges …

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2020’s Teacher of the Year Ambassadors reflect on the past year and what’s to come

by Expect More Arizona

2020 was a year like no other. What many thought would be a two-week school closure in March continued into the next school year and will likely continue in 2021. Unprecedented disruptions, coupled with educational innovations, have created a year that was barely recognizable. We asked the 2020 AEF Teacher of the Year Ambassadors what …

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Six ways to make the most of National Family Literacy Month

by Expect More Arizona

November has been set aside as a time to celebrate family literacy. But with all of the challenges that 2020 has brought, it’s hard to focus on anything other than the necessities. Despite the distractions, families should prioritize literacy. Providing children with a deep love of reading is one of the skills that will ensure …

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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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