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