The Center for the Future of Arizona is helping to define and shape Arizona’s future through an action-oriented agenda focused on issues and topics critical to the state.
More than a think tank, the center is an independent “do tank” that combines innovative, practical research with collaborative partnerships and initiatives that will create opportunities and quality of life for all Arizonans.
The Arizona We Want Raises $1.375 Million to Fund Action Plan
$1.375 million has been raised from Arizona organizations to fund implementation of The Arizona We Want 2.0: The Case for Action, released in January 2013.
Based on the Gallup Arizona Poll, the 2.0 report identifies eight citizen goals and proposes action steps for how Arizonans can achieve them.
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2013 Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Award Winners
The 2013 Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards
were presented at the League of Arizona Cities and Towns Annual
Conference in Tucson on August 29.
Dr. Lattie Coor is pictured with James Glen Jayne, Arlan Colton and Betsey Bayless, winners of the statewide competition created to recognize outstanding public servants.
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The AT&T Foundation Awards $15,000 Contribution to Beat the Odds Institute
The AT&T Foundation has awarded a $15,000 contribution to Beat the Odds Institute for research and dissemination of results to improve student performance at low-income, high-minority K-12 schools in Arizona.
Beat the Odds Institute, an initiative of the Center for the Future of Arizona, focuses on improving academic achievement in schools where approximately half the students eligible for free or reduced price lunch and approximately half are minority.
Dr. Sybil Francis Shares Move On When Ready Insights with U.S. Secretary of Education
Center for the Future of Arizona Executive Director Dr. Sybil Francis recently discussed Move On When Ready with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan when he visited Arizona State University. Following is her overview on how Arizona is at the leading edge in focusing on college and career readiness for all students.
Through the Move On When Ready (MOWR) initiative, Arizona is one of the first states in the nation to embrace not just the idea, but the actual implementation of a competency-based pathway to high school graduation.
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