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Arizona Education Progress Meter Shows steep but ‘obtainable’ climb

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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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Low pay for Arizona teachers lowers morale, retention

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Arizona teachers salaries that are among the lowest in the nation drive down teacher morale and make retention difficult, education advocates say. Arizona elementary school teacher pay is the lowest in the nation when adjusted for statewide cost-of-living. While Arizona’s high school teachers pay ranks 49th of the 50 states, according to a Morrison Institute …

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AZ voters support education funding, Prop 301

by Expect More Arizona

For the second year, Arizona voters have prioritized education as the top issue facing our state, announced following a statewide survey conducted by Public Opinion Strategies on behalf of Expect More Arizona. Results showed that education is the top issue for 43 percent of likely Arizona voters, with 34 percent prioritizing immigration and border security, …

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Fact Check: Does Arizona Rank Last in Teacher Pay?

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What we’re looking at: Where Arizona stands in state rankings based on the median salary for teachers. THE MEDIA: Internet. WHO SAID IT: Erin Hart. TITLE: Chief Operating Officer for Expect More Arizona. THE COMMENT: “When you look at median pay for teachers, Arizona is 50th.” THE FORUM: Interview with The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com on Dec. …

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Newsmaker Sunday: Erin Hart talks teacher retention and recruiting

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Erin Hart, COO of Expect More Arizona, talks with John Hook on Fox 10’s Newsmaker Sunday, about teacher retention and recruiting and education in Arizona. YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN It’s your turn to take action. Use our tool to send a quick message to your elected leaders to encourage them to make teacher pay …

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AZ Voters: Education is the top priority

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Without a doubt, families in Arizona want a high-caliber education for their children, and want lawmakers to consider it a priority. The rub is how that poll translates to dollars. Will those same people who say education should be the state’s top priority agree to tax increases to pay for it, according to state and …

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Expect More Arizona Receives $50,000 Grant From APS Foundation

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EXPECT MORE ARIZONA RECEIVES $50,000 GRANT FROM APS FOUNDATION Funds will support continued outreach to parents and educators statewide PHOENIX (July 22, 2016) – Expect More Arizona has been awarded a $50,000 grant from APS Foundation in support of their statewide education efforts. The nonprofit organization will use the dollars to support their mission of …

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Pearl Chang Esau talks AzMERIT scores with 3TV

by Expect More Arizona

Preliminary results of the 2016 AzMERIT test were released June 30 by the Arizona Department of Education. Students in third grade through high school took the assessments during the last school year. Individual student score reports will be available to parents at the start of the 2016-17 school year. Pearl Chang Esau, Expect More Arizona …

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