Center for the Future of Arizona has published several reports over the years that focus on education and issues that matter most to Arizonans.
Young Arizonans want to be heard and to have an impact on what matters most to them and to their future. This report highlights some of the voices we heard in our travels across the state to listen to what young Arizonans in more than 20 focus groups think and care about.
Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) initiated a landscape analysis of the retail sector in the Greater Phoenix area. ACA examined the value of the retail sector to the Phoenix economy, wages, competitive position vis a vis comparable MSA’s and health of the sector and recovery from the recession.
This report sets forth a call to action that challenges both Arizonans and leaders to transform what the Center has learned about "who we are" as a state into an action plan designed to achieve the clearly enunciated goals of all Arizonans.
The rapid transformation of Arizona that's underway requires a fresh, bold restatement of who we are and how we respond to the road ahead.
Beat the Odds began as a research study to answer the question, "What does it take to get great results in schools with mostly low income, mostly Latino students?" Five years later, the question has been answered, and schools across the state are implementing Beat the Odds keys to success.
This report seeks to answer some of the key questions about digital learning. What is digital learning? Where are we as a country and in Arizona? What opportunities does digital learning present? And how can we make the best use of it to help educate our children?
Arizona improves on 11 of 13 indicators measured annually by the National Conference on Citizenship.
Arizona ranks below the national average on all indicators, and in the bottom quartile on seven.
A partnership with Gallup provided the opportunity to build a citizens’ agenda, the first in the nation. The Gallup Arizona Poll captured a realistic and contemporary picture of what citizens think about life in Arizona communities and what they want for the future.
This report is an overview of the challenges faced by Arizona students in progressing through the education system as it is now structured. The original research, which was supported by Helios Education Foundation, makes the case for a pathways approach.
The research report finds that high school graduation rates for all of Arizona’s ethnic groups, including the majority White population, trail those of other states, including geographically and socioeconomically similar Texas.
Students who drop out of high school face significant economic disadvantages compared to their peers who graduate. The stud shows the importance of gaining education beyond high school to a student’s economic success and quality of life.
This nationally acclaimed study examines Latino education in Arizona and finds that demography is not destiny. The study identified six keys to success in schools where student achievement was better than expected when compared to students in similar schools.