Breaking the law of averages

Let’s start with the good news. A recent study by EdBuild found Arizona’s state funding formula for public schools to be one of the most equitable in the country, and one that…


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Celebrating Arizona’s diverse culture during school choice week

All students should have access to a great school that will bring their passions to life and give them confidence for the future. And parents should have the chance to pick the…


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A for Arizona Executive Director Emily Anne Gullickson statement on FY2020 Executive Budget

Below is a statement from A for Arizona Executive Director Emily Anne Gullickson on Arizona Governor Ducey’s FY2020 Executive Budget: “Arizona’s students continue to be a priority…


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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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