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State of Education Today

Arizona Education Progress Meter

Every student deserves an excellent education, every step of the way. Realizing this vision is vital to our state’s economic prosperity, quality of life and civic health. We must close the achievement gap that leaves so many students behind, increase educational attainment overall and prepare a highly skilled workforce.

To fully understand how far we need to go, we need reliable information that tells us where we stand as a state on issues ranging from access to quality early learning to postsecondary attainment and everything in between. The Arizona Education Progress Meter is your source for this information.

Roadmap for P-20 Education Funding

As things stand today, investments in education are far from where they need to be to meet the shared goals in the Arizona Education Progress Meter, close persistent achievement gaps, and invigorate economic growth. Despite important investments made recently in teacher pay and other parts of the system, all of education – from quality early learning to postsecondary – is in need of additional resources.

Just as the Arizona Education Progress Meter provides a clear picture of where we stand today and outlines broadly supported goals the state aims to meet by 2030, a first-of-its-kind Roadmap for P-20 Education Funding sets a vision for long-term education funding in Arizona from the early years through college and career. Individuals representing more than 80 education, business and community organizations across the state joined together to create the Roadmap, which represents consensus on the major investments needed in education by 2030. Coupled with effective instruction, policy, and strategy implementation, these investments will advance Arizona’s shared education goals and close persistent achievement gaps.