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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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Christine M. Thompson Selected by Board of Directors to Lead Expect More Arizona

by Expect More Arizona

Expect More Arizona, is proud to announce the selection of Christine M. Thompson as our new President and CEO. The selection was made following an extensive search by our board of directors. Thompson will assume this new role on Oct. 30, 2017. “We are pleased to announce this appointment,” reported Tammy McCleod, Expect More Arizona’s …

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Education group fights for higher pay for East Valley teachers

by Expect More Arizona

The Arizona Education Progress Meter, a joint project from Expect More Arizona and the Center for the Future of Arizona, is challenging the state to raise elementary teacher pay to the national median within five years. In order to meet the goal – which would see the median salary for elementary teachers in Arizona rise …

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Expect More Arizona lays out goals for improving education

by Expect More Arizona

With concerns over teacher and funding shortages, as well as reported statistics that Arizona schools rank near the bottom nationally, Expect More Arizona and the Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) have created some long term education goals for the state. The newly unveiled goals are part of the Arizona Education Progress Meter, a …

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Why Parents Should Care About the Arizona Education Progress Meter

by Expect More Arizona

As parents, there are numerous growth and development milestones we watch for to know our children are healthy and on track. For example, we chart their height and weight and anxiously await their first steps and first words, and we can’t help but compare our children to others to understand if they are above or …

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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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