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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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