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The Pros and Cons of District Consolidation

District Consolidation

The Pros and Cons of District Consolidation

by Expect More Arizona

Every year we hear talk about school district consolidation, but it’s a complicated topic, so we want to try to answer some common questions. As with most everything, there are both pros and cons. Q.   What’s the difference between school district consolidation and school district unification? A.         Consolidation is a general …

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First-of-its-kind Roadmap for P-20 Education Funding represents consensus on major investments needed by 2030

by Expect More Arizona

BACKGROUND In response to the ongoing and increasing need to address education funding in Arizona, representatives of more than 80 education, business and community organizations joined together to create a Roadmap for P-20 Education Funding (Roadmap). The Roadmap represents consensus on the major investments needed for P-20 education by 2030 that, coupled with effective instruction, …

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

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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

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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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Incremental funding increases are good for Arizona’s students, but more resources are needed.

by Expect More Arizona

Our recent poll results show that education remains the top issue among Arizona voters, and that teacher pay and school funding are the leading concerns. Governor Ducey’s budget proposal prioritizes education, allocating the majority of available state funds to support K-12 education. Incremental funding increases each year, combined with meaningful policy conversations around our shared …

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