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Long-term education goals won’t be reached in one budget cycle

by Expect More Arizona

During the 2008 economic crisis, some Arizonans lost their jobs or their homes, or both. With revenues down, the state budget was drastically cut, and education funding took a beating. After nearly a decade, Arizona is finally getting back on a stable economic path and is ready to invest in the future. Our recent poll …

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Education tops Arizona voters’ list

by Expect More Arizona

Despite being near — or at, depending on the analyst — the bottom of the list for teacher pay nationally, Arizona’s voters continue to express the need for better K-12 education. According to a December 2017 poll via education advocacy group Expect More Arizona, the majority of the poll’s approximately 600 likely Arizona voters agreed …

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Arizona voters support increased funding for teachers and students

by Expect More Arizona

Arizona voters say they support the idea of extending the Proposition 301 sales tax, which is set to expire in 2021. But when it comes to increasing the sales tax from its existing 0.6 percent, that’s where things get a little shaky, according to a poll recently released by Expect More Arizona. While 68 percent …

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2018 State of the State Highlights – New Funding Proposed for K-12 Education

by Expect More Arizona

Monday afternoon, Governor Ducey delivered his fourth State of the State address and once again pledged to make public education a priority by adding more dollars to the budget for K-12 programs and restoring many of the cuts made during the Recession. In fact, the governor indicated that 80 percent of all available new dollars …

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Poll Shows Education Remains Top Issue for Arizona Voters

by Expect More Arizona

DECEMBER 2017 POLL HIGHLIGHTS Expect More Arizona, a nonprofit education advocacy organization, commissioned a statewide public opinion survey of 600 likely Arizona voters in mid-December 2017. For the third year in a row, the poll shows that Arizona voters believe education is the most important issue facing our state, above immigration, the economy or healthcare. …

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What Will Arizona Education Progress Meter Measure?

by Expect More Arizona

The education challenges Arizona is facing have been discussed for years, with a funding shortage typically at the top of the list. The group Expect More Arizona acknowledges that shortcoming, but has also come up with a collection of eight categories that are intended to give a true measure of where the state’s education system …

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Manufacturing Day: KAMMA tours give students a look at factory work

by Expect More Arizona

Developing an educated and skilled workforce is a challenge for every rural community in Arizona, a tricky balance of providing high school graduates with specialized training and enticing them to stick around for meaningful employment. Kingman and Mohave Manufacturing Association aims to attract its future workforce by taking more than 100 high school students on …

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College Success Arizona’s Podcast

by Expect More Arizona

  This edition of the “College Success Arizona Podcast” features our interview with Erin Hart, the interim President and CEO of Expect More Arizona. Erin talks about her organization’s efforts to promote and help build the “Arizona Education Progress Meter,” which is an effort to better understand, implement, and monitor several critical educational benchmarks – …

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Progress meter aims to get Pinal students to college

by Expect More Arizona

The state of Arizona does not have enough people with post-secondary education to meet the needs of the 2020 workforce, according to recent findings by two nonprofits. To address the issue, Expect More Arizona and the Center for the Future of Arizona are pushing for statewide adoption of a set of measurable education goals that …

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