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Community Highlight: Family Engagement in City of Phoenix

Read On Phoenix is one of three Campaign for Grade-Level Reading sites to receive funding from the Vanguard Foundation for family engagement that supports language and early literacy development. This …

June 26, 2022

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

AZ Data Snapshot: the Pandemic’s Impact on Early Literacy – Part 3

Data Analysis by Robert Vagi Achievement Gaps In earlier data snapshots, we highlighted the pandemic’s impact on early childhood literacy in Arizona. Our analyses showed a negative impact in all …

March 4, 2022


AZ Data Snapshot: the Pandemic’s Impact on Early Literacy – Part 2

Data Analysis by Robert Vagi Fall to Spring Student Progress As we described in a recent blog post, there were significant declines in the number of Arizona K-3 students scoring …

February 2, 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




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