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Chronic Absenteeism in Arizona: Minutes Matter

School is back in full swing in Arizona, and there’s work underway to ensure children are not missing out on the opportunity to learn. Continue reading

September 25, 2017

AzMERIT, MSAA, and NCSC Results

Please be aware that the Arizona Department of Education does not issue AIMS nor AzMERIT results. Please contact the school or LEA where the student tested for this information. AzMERIT …

September 12, 2017


Search for your school’s 2016-17 AzMERIT scores

The Arizona Department of Education released official 2016-17 AzMERIT results Wednesday afternoon, but the public will have to wait until Oct. 9 to see how the scores will impact new A-F school letter grades. Continue reading

September 6, 2017

Media Advisory: State of Arizona and City of Phoenix Receive National Awards at Read On Arizona Literacy Summit August 29

MEDIA ADVISORY State of Arizona and City of Phoenix Receive National Awards at Read On Arizona Literacy Summit August 29 Governor Ducey, Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, Phoenix Mayor …

August 29, 2017


Parents Urged to Get Children’s Vision Screened This Summer

Click to see Spanish version PHOENIX – Only about one in four Arizona children younger than age 6 gets regular vision screenings, according to the Children’s National Health Survey, but …

July 5, 2017

New Initiative Helps AZ Parents Prepare Babies for Reading Success

Just because babies can’t talk, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t talk to them. That’s just one tip in a new language and literacy awareness campaign. Continue reading

May 24, 2017


Reading with children starting in infancy gives lasting literacy boost

New research at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting shows that reading books with a child beginning in early infancy can boost vocabulary and reading skills four years later, before …

May 4, 2017

First Things First Named Among Top 25 Innovations in Government by Harvard University

Today, First Things First was announced as a Top 25 program in this year’s Innovations in American Government Awards competition by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at …

May 2, 2017




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