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$2.1 Million To Support College Access Programs, Reduce the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Achieve60AZ | College Success Arizona | Expect More Arizona

The Arizona Department of Education announced today that $2.1 million from ESSER II discretionary funding will be allocated to support student postsecondary access and attainment for programs managed by the enhanced organization of Achieve60AZ, College Success Arizona and Expect More Arizona. “These investments will have a meaningful impact in supporting Arizona students as they prepare …

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Arizona State Education Budget Priorities

Lawmakers should heed voters, education is important

by Rich Nickel, president & CEO, Achieve60AZ | College Success Arizona | Expect More Arizona

Behind closed doors, Arizona legislators are currently hammering out details of a budget proposal for the next fiscal year. Legislators lobby for the items they say their constituents care most about. Concessions are made and deals are brokered and, unfortunately, the process is often partisan and contentious. So, this seems like a good time to remind …

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Disinvestments in early education are hurting children and families

by AzECA, Arizona Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, Expect More Arizona

Now a full year into the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, education at all levels has been impacted; in some ways, it’s forever changed. And the students who are most likely to face the longest-term effects are also the youngest. In recently updated data, the Arizona Education Progress Meter showed a decline of 3% in Quality Early …

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Arizona Education Progress Meter Data Updates Announced

by Center for the Future of Arizona and Expect More Arizona

Improved data processes offer clearer picture of education in our state; shows much work still to be done to reach long-term goals The Arizona Education Progress Meter has been updated with the most recent data for five of eight important metrics. In addition, process improvements have resulted in more robust data for the remaining indicators. …

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Rural Voters Rank Education as a Top Priority Facing the State

by Expect More Arizona

In keeping with the statewide trend, voters in rural Arizona believe that education is the number one issue facing the state. This according to a poll of 600 likely voters in Cochise, Coconino, Mohave, Pinal, Yavapai and Yuma Counties. The survey was conducted Jan. 25-29, 2021 by HighGround, Inc. on behalf of Expect More Arizona. …

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Three Entities Pool Resources to Create Cohesive Voice for Statewide Education Improvement

by Expect More Arizona

Three leading Arizona education entities—Achieve60AZ, College Success Arizona, and Expect More Arizona—announced today that they have pooled their resources and teams to become one organization. Rich Nickel, president and CEO of College Success Arizona since 2012, will lead the consolidated organization. This announcement comes as a result of a year of thoughtful consideration among board …

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2021 State of the State Address – Short and Light on Details

by Expect More Arizona

2021 State of the State Summary Rather than the usual pomp and circumstance involved with the annual State of the State address, Governor Ducey delivered a shorter than usual speech virtually, acknowledging that Arizona is still in the midst of a raging pandemic. And, as expected, most of the remarks centered around the COVID-19 pandemic …

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Education top priority among AZ voters for 6th straight year

by Expect More Arizona

Despite Growing Healthcare and Economic Concerns, Education Remains Top Priority Among Arizona Voters Education remains the number one issue among Arizona voters for the sixth consecutive year, according to a recent poll of 600 likely voters. The survey was conducted Dec. 8-12, 2020 by HighGround, Inc. on behalf of Expect More Arizona. Education issues (28%) …

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Expect More Arizona’s Statement of Support for Prop 208

by Expect More Arizona

Expect More Arizona has spent a decade advocating for the policies and resources needed for every student in Arizona – regardless of their background, income, or zip code – to access an excellent education every step of the way. We have been part of efforts to build broad coalitions to develop bipartisan, P-20 funding solutions, which …

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