CFA Research Reports

Digital Learning: How to Enhance the Learning of Any Child, at Any Time, and in Any PlaceDigital Learning: How to Enhance the Learning of Any Child, at Any Time, and in Any Place
Coinciding with national Digital Learning Day, a new report on the status of digital learning in Arizona was released. Digital Learning: How to Enhance the Learning of Any Child, at Any Time, and in Any Place was co-authored by Sybil Francis, Ph.D., who is executive director of the Center for the Future of Arizona, and C.J. Eisenbarth Hager, who is a senior policy analyst at Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University.

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Beat the Odds Why Some Schools with Latino Children Beat the Odds ... and Others Don'tWhy 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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The Arizona We WantThe Arizona We Want
The report, published in 2009, is a realistic and contemporary picture of what citizens think about life in Arizona communities, what they want for the future, and how we can work together to achieve a common set of goals.

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Everybody’s Problem: A Closer Look at Arizona’s High School Graduation RateDeveloping 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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Everybody’s Problem: A Closer Look at Arizona’s High School Graduation RateEverybody’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 ArizonaBridging the Grad Gap: Measuring the Economic Benefits of Educational Attainment in Arizona
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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