News To Bring Up
School Grades Portray An All-Too-Big Divide
August 15, 2014 ---Closer analysis of the school grades released early in the month reveal what we in Arizona ought to call the “90-10 rule.” … Read more +
Superintendents, Where Are You?
July 12, 2014 ---The only way to avoid tearing down public education is to bring it up. Conservative reformers have stolen the march. … Read more +
Raising Arizona: A Better Education For All
July 16, 2014 ---Educators are just about the most misunderstood, maligned, maltreated individuals on the face of the planet. It’s easy to see… Read more +
you can make a difference in the life of a child
We have a major responsibility in our children’s education. We are our child’s first teacher, even in ways we might not realize. This begins,… Parents
Your organization can make a big difference in the lives of many children. Organizations of all stripes – churches, service… Organizations
Our voices count, if we use them. Schools make the community, and communities make the schools. Help your neighbor understand the… Community
Did you know?
in nation in spending per pupil for elementary and secondary education.
AZ children are ages 0-5
in nation for for teen pregnancies
regional councils allocate funding for First Things First.
of AZ’s children aged 0-5 have a spot in a Quality First center.
children have working parents and no access to pre-school or early care
on “nation’s report card” for 4th-grade reading proficiency.
on “nation’s report card” for 4th-grade math proficiency.
on “nation’s report card” for 8th-grade math proficiency
on “nation”s report card” for 8th-grade reading proficiency
point gap between AZ white and minority students on “nation’s report card”
of AZ schools are charter schools — largest % in the country
of AZ students are enrolled in charter schools
learning days lost in math at AZ charter schools vs. traditional schools
learning days lost in reading at AZ charter schools vs. traditional schools
in nation for high school dropouts
of AZ high-school students dropped out in a 12-month period
of AZ high school students graduate in four years
of AZ Hispanics over 25 have graduated from high school
of AZ school children live in poverty
of AZ students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches
in nation for children living in poverty
in nation for number English Language Learners
of AZ students are English Language Learners
Arizona school districts
students in AZ’s largest school district
students in AZ’s smallest school district
of students do not meet AZ math, writing and science standards
of students do not meet AZ reading standards
in nation for the Science and Engineering Readiness Index (SERI)
in nation for 18-24 year olds enrolled in college
in nation for 25-34 year olds who have completed at least an associate’s degree
reduction in AZ per-pupil funding from 2008 – 2012