Opportunities for Youth is an initiative based in Maricopa County to re-engage disconnected you in college, career and life. Learn more here.

The Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable, a WestEd initiative, brings together mayors of Arizona’s larger cities, district superintendents, and their key staff to share data, evidence-based and promising practices, and programmatic strategies that can help address local challenges affecting students’ educational and career success.

The Arizona Mayors’ Education Roundtable released a new report in June 2015 that presents a series of city profiles that show the social and economic losses for both high school dropouts and those who are neither in school nor work. The social loss reflects lost earnings, higher criminal activity, poorer health systems, higher reliance on government programs, as well as productivity losses and tax distortions. Read the full report here.


Great things are happening in education in Arizona and we want people to know about them. Countless students, educators, parents and communities are already working to raise the bar. Check out the following examples.

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