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Ways to Take Action

The Arizona Education Progress Meter goals are ambitious, but possible. There’s a role for everyone to play. Below are a few ideas to get started:

Business

  • Partner with your local community college to meet your workforce needs
  • Focus your charitable giving toward programs or initiatives that advance the Education Progress Meter goals
  • Give your employees the flexibility to volunteer in local schools
  • Join a school or district’s community council
  • Host an internship program

Local Governments

  • Issue a proclamation in support of the Education Progress Meter and statewide goals
  • Review your local data
  • Set goals for your community
  • Use the Education Progress Meter to focus your education initiatives
  • Celebrate success stories in your communities at your city or town council meetings
  • Link to the Education Progress Meter from your website

Policymakers

  • Evaluate policy using the Education Progress Meter framework. Make policy decisions based on whether or not those decisions will help close the achievement gap and make progress toward the shared goals
  • Ensure high quality data is accessible

Educators & School Board Members

  • Set school or district goals that align with the Education Progress Meter as part of your strategic planning
  • Link to the Education Progress Meter from your website
  • Share stories of how your school or district is making progress toward the goals for Expect More Arizona to highlight via the Excellence Tour

Philanthropy

  • Fund programs or initiatives that drive progress toward the Education Progress Meter goals
  • Collaborate with other funders to drive funding or policy change toward the goals

Nonprofit & Advocacy Organizations

  • Use the Education Progress Meter to align your programs to the indicators, data sources and goals
  • Educate your network about the Education Progress Meter and the role of your organization in moving the needle on one or more of the indicators
  • Advocate for effective policies or funding that advance the goals in the Education Progress Meter

 

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