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The Center for the Future of Arizona has released several reports over the years on topics that impact our State.

 

Young Talent 2020 Survey Report

Young Talent 2020 Survey Report

This survey captured the highest priorities of Arizona’s young talent to provide Arizona leaders and employers in every sector with a new understanding of this generation’s values and goals.

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The Arizona We Want: The Voice of Young Arizonans

The Arizona We Want: The Voice of Young Arizonans

Young Arizonans want to be heard and to have an impact on what matters most to them and to their future. This report highlights some of the voices we heard in our travels across the state to listen to what young Arizonans in more than 20 focus groups think and care about.

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RetailWorks AZ – Retail Trade in the Phoenix Area

RetailWorks AZ – Retail Trade in the Phoenix Area

Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) initiated a landscape analysis of the retail sector in the Greater Phoenix area. ACA examined the value of the retail sector to the Phoenix economy, wages, competitive position vis a vis comparable MSA’s and health of the sector and recovery from the recession.

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Vision 2025: Arizona Comes of Age

Vision 2025: Arizona Comes of Age

This report sets forth a call to action that challenges both Arizonans 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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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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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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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

This report 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 Rate

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

The research report 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 stud shows the importance of gaining education beyond high school to a student’s economic success and quality of life.

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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 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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