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Arizona Department of Education Awards $11.6 Million to Support Literacy Programs

Federal COVID relief funding will assist three organizations focused on literacy teaching and learning in Arizona Office of Superintendent Kathy Hoffman PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 12, 2022) – The Arizona Department …

May 12, 2022

Philanthropic Partners Make Strategic Investments of $2.8 Million in Read On Arizona to Improve Early Childhood Literacy

Grants Come as Third-Grade Reading Proficiency Drops Amid Pandemic (PHOENIX) – To help Arizona’s youngest students recover from the impact of the pandemic and accelerate improvement in third-grade reading, philanthropic …

April 5, 2022


Ducey proposes $14.25 billion in spending for final year of tenure, boosted by federal funds

Original story can be found on azcentral.com. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday released his final proposal for how the state should spend its money, a $14.25 billion plan that …

January 14, 2022

Early childhood literacy bill aims to improve performance in Arizona classrooms

Gov. Doug Ducey recently signed into law a bill that advocates for early childhood literacy in the state of Arizona. It aims to increase student performance in the classroom.   SB …

October 31, 2021


AZ Data Snapshot: the Pandemic’s Impact on Early Literacy – Part 1

Data Analysis by Robert Vagi The COVID-19 pandemic caused unprecedented disruptions in K-12 education. Data showing its effect on student learning are now becoming available, and some initial studies at …

October 20, 2021

Arizona Department of Education Releases Statewide Assessment Results from School Year 2020/2021

Office of Superintendent Kathy Hoffman Released August 27, 2021 PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) today released statewide assessment results, commonly known as AzM2 and MSAA, from school year 2020/2021. Arizona public schools test students in Grades …

August 27, 2021


Policy News: Arizona Invests in Accelerating Early Literacy

Read On Arizona applauds Governor Ducey and the Arizona legislature for prioritizing early literacy in the FY22 budget and legislation passed this month. SB1572 outlines significant steps for advancing early …

July 12, 2021

Arizona Announces Grant Awards to Improve Literacy for Underserved Children

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has selected 23 subgrantees for the $20 million federal Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant (CLSD) to improve reading skills for students most in need of additional supports. Continue reading

May 21, 2021




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