Addressing the unique challenges of urban and rural schools

Addressing the unique challenges of urban and rural schools

by Expect More Arizona

It shouldn’t matter whether a child walks three blocks, rides a bus for an hour or carpools with neighborhood kids to get to school. They should all have access to the best educational opportunities. Here in Arizona, about half of our public school students are enrolled in urban schools, with the remaining youth split between …

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Find out what is needed to improve Arizona’s education systems across the board

by Expect More Arizona

Expect More Arizona, a statewide nonprofit education advocacy organization, and the Center for the Future of Arizona, a nonprofit organization focused on shaping the state’s future, announced new long-term education goals for Arizona. The goals were released as a part of the Arizona Education Progress Meter, a source for individuals to learn about how Arizona’s …

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Arizona Education Progress Meter Shows steep but ‘obtainable’ climb

by Expect More Arizona

If all goes according to a set of goals supported by dozens of Arizona education and business groups, the state’s elementary teachers will earn the national median of $56,000 in five years and most third-graders will read at grade level by 2030. Those are among the benchmarks that make up the Arizona Education Progress Meter, …

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Missing School Matters: Why You Should Keep Absences to a Minimum

by Expect More Arizona

How do you know if your child is missing too much school? It only takes two lost days per month to be considered chronically absent. That’s about 10 percent of the school year in Arizona, and while two days per month doesn’t seem like much, it can have a big impact on learning. In fact, …

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Arizona Eighth Grade Math Performance – A More Complete Picture

by Arizona Charter Schools Association

This past fall, when the statewide results of the 2016 AzMERIT exam were published, the eighth-grade math test pass rate was pegged at 26 percent. Though this figure is true for the students who took the general eighth-grade math exam, it does not represent all eighth-grade students in Arizona, because many students take advanced math …

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