Arizona education is No. 1 (yes, you read that right)
Pop quiz, hotshot! Close your eyes and ask yourself a question: Which state leads the nation in academic gains on the Nation’s K-12 Academic Report Cardin 2015? No peeking and no Googling! Which state came to mind? Did old-money Massachusetts or perhaps oil-rich Texas top the list in your imagination? Perhaps Silicon Valley’s techno-wizards innovated California to the apex. The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan once joked about test scores correlating with proximity to the Canadian border, so maybe Minnesota? Good guess, but wrong border. The correct answer: A-R-I-Z-O-N-A! Read More...
Innovation Feeds Freedom of Choice in Our Most Traditional Settings
Reflecting on Independence Day and the freedoms we enjoy in this country brings to mind the freedom Arizona families have to choose from a host of educational opportunities. Look around the state and you’ll find everything from arts academies and STEM programs to International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum and Montessori models. Arizona has become accustomed to a menu of school choices for our kids, but what you might be surprised to learn is that these diverse quality offerings are coming from some of the largest districts in the state, serving urban cores in high poverty areas. And they’re yielding great success for their students. Read More...
Arizona education is on an upswing.
There has been much to cheer in the world of Arizona education over the last year. Pockets of educational excellence in schools across our state are leading Arizona students to outperform their peers around the country on standardized tests and closing the achievement gap. So much so, that Arizona is now recognized as one of the top academic gainer states in the country.At home, Arizona has made education a priority both in terms of funding and reform. Read More...
A Growing Movement of 'A'
More about A for Arizona
A for Arizona exists to support and expand the number of our best A-quality leaders, educators, and public school models, especially those who serve primarily low-income students. The program is a project of the Arizona Chamber Foundation, in partnership with the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. We believe all students in Arizona deserve to be educated in an A-grade school, and we know that such schools are possible everywhere. It is time to insist. Learn more about A for Arizona.