The Arizona Education Progress Meter is being used as catalyst to drive conversations at the community level all across the state. We’ve shared a few great examples below and hope these stories will inspire your community or organization to find innovative ways to align existing efforts with the Progress Meter.

Achieve Pinal
City of Mesa Takes Aim at Higher Education Options
City of Tempe’s General Plan 2040
Council in Douglas Aims to Improve Education in the Area 
Cradle 2 Career (C2C) Partnership
Flagstaff Chamber ‘Skills’ Delivering Business Connections
LAUNCH Flagstaff, Aims to Improve Education Outcomes Cradle Through Career
Tucson “Steps to Success” Effort Brings Hundreds of Students Back to School
Philanthropy Aligns Giving to Progress Meter Goals
Cochise County is using Arizona Education Progress Meter data to inform their decision making
Read On Prescott preparing students to have the literacy skills needed to succeed
Born to Learn AZ emphasizing the importance of quality early learning

Find More Stories

We believe it is possible for every student to receive an excellent education every step of the way. In order to get there, it is important to identify the programs and initiatives we know are working so they can be celebrated, and potentially replicated. The Expect More Excellence Tour spotlights over 400 such programs.

Visit and select Browse Stories from the navigation at the top of the screen.

From there, stories can be filtered by CITY or, click on TAG to browse stories by Progress Meter indicator.

Have a great story idea? Click on SUBMIT to fill out a short form and someone will follow up with you to get more information. If it’s a good fit for the Excellence Tour we’ll schedule time for an interview so we can write and then share the story.

Learn more about who is leading efforts to advance each Education Progress Meter indicator by selecting from the links below: