Reports

Center for the Future of Arizona has published several reports over the years that focus on education and issues that matter most to Arizonans.

2015


Vision 2025: Arizona Comes of Age

Vision 2025: Arizona Comes of Age

This report sets forth a call to action that challenges both citizens 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.

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2013


The Arizona We Want 2.0: The Case for Action

The Arizona We Want 2.0: The Case for Action

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.

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2012


Research Into Action: Celebrating Five Years of Beat the Odds

Research Into Action: Celebrating Five Years of Beat the Odds

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.

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Digital Learning: How to Enhance the Learning of Any Child, at Any Time, and in Any Place

Digital Learning: How to Enhance the Learning of Any Child, at Any Time, and in Any Place

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?.

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2011


2011 Arizona Civic Health Index

2011 Arizona Civic Health Index

Arizona improves on 11 of 13 indicators measured annually by the National Conference on Citizenship.

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2010


2010 Arizona Civic Health Index

2010 Arizona Civic Health Index

Arizona ranks below the national average on all indicators, and in the bottom quartile on seven.

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2009


The Arizona We Want

The Arizona We Want

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.

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Developing Pathways to Postsecondary Success

Developing Pathways to Postsecondary Success

The research report, published in 2009, 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.

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2007


Everybody's Problem: A Closer Look at Arizona's High School Graduation Rate

Everybody's Problem: A Closer Look at Arizona's High School Graduation Rate

The research report, published in 2007, 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.

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Bridging the Grad Gap: Measuring the Economic Benefits of Educational Attainment in Arizona

Bridging the Grad Gap: Measuring the Economic Benefits of Educational Attainment in Arizona

Students who drop out of high school face significant economic disadvantages compared to their peers who graduate. The study, released in 2007, shows the importance of gaining education beyond high school to a student’s economic success and quality of life.

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2006


Why Some Schools with Latino Children Beat the Odds ... and Others Don't

Why Some Schools with Latino Children Beat the Odds ... and Others Don't

This nationally acclaimed study examines Latino education in Arizona and finds that demography is not destiny. The study, published in 2006, identified six keys to success in schools where student achievement was better than expected when compared to students in similar schools.

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