Mr. Worldwide announces replication of SLAM! Academy to the 602

Armando Christian Perez, commonly known as “Pitbull,” announced last week that Arizona will be the next expansion site for SLAM! Academy, the rapper’s public charter school system…


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A catalyst for innovative growth of quality public schools

I’ve been asked a lot, “why is A for Arizona launching an expansion fund?” The answer is simple. No child should have to wait for a school that will match their full potential.…


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A for Arizona Announces Trailblazer Award Honorees

These outstanding school leaders and elected officials are working toward a common goal of making high quality public school choices available to all. These individuals show us…


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Op-Ed: Arizona leads in assessment choice in public schools

Arizona is stepping out once again as a pioneer in the education sphere, and it’s making status quo-ers nervous. The Arizona Legislature recently passed legislation allowing…


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Expanding Excellence 1,500 Seats at a Time

Earlier this week, the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools approved the expansion of nine high-performing charter schools around the state. Their decision created 1,500 new…


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Statement on Safe Arizona Schools Plan

Today as we mourn yet another unthinkable act of violence in our schools, we’re reminded how critical it is for students, parents, and teachers to feel safe while on campus. We…


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A Sea of Yellow Scarves Can Only Mean One Thing: National School Choice Week!

Despite mid-70s temps in Arizona, we’ve broken out the yellow scarves in support of National School Choice Week! More than 1,000 events are taking place around the state to…


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Governor’s Budget Pledges Real Money for Arizona Schools

The Governor’s FY ’19 Executive Budget is out today and it includes $400 million in new money for public schools—a serious investment in education for anyone keeping score in…


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Revisions Ahead!

When AzMERIT scores rolled out last month we could see that for the third year in a row, economically disadvantaged students as a cohort improved in academic outcomes and…


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Arizona Teachers = Gain Makers & Achievement Gap Breakers

As another school year draws near to a close we have an opportunity to reflect on the truly great teachers in Arizona who have put our state on the map for academic progress. Few…


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