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

Below is a statement from A for Arizona Executive Director Emily Anne Gullickson on the passage of the FY2020 budget: “Over the last two years, lawmakers have infused nearly $1…


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$1 Billion in New Education Funding!

Arizona lawmakers are finalizing the FY2020 budget and their investment in education shows our teachers and classrooms are a top priority. The scope and scale of the recent…


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The Heavy Hitters Behind Arizona’s Achievement Gains

The path to a quality education for every child begins and ends with a great teacher. This undisputed fact is what continues to drive important policy discussion and state level…


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A for Arizona Statement on Federal Letter Denying High School Assessment Flexibility

Below is a statement from A for Arizona Executive Director Emily Anne Gullickson on the U.S. Department of Education’s letter denying Arizona’s waiver for flexibility in statewide…


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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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