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Hunting, Dan – Morrison Institute for Public Policy, 2017
Quality teaching is essential to providing children with the knowledge and skills necessary for a high quality of life. It's essential to the economy, as well. Business thrives when it has ready access to an educated workforce, allowing Arizona to compete for the best industries and companies. Quality teaching helps build the society in which we…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Qualifications
McFadden, Erica Skogebo; Daugherty, David B.; Lee, Sang Eun; Fisher, Kim W.; Hack, Anthony; Spyra, Ed – Morrison Institute for Public Policy, 2015
There is a federal movement to improve student outcomes targeting some of these predictors in several recently launched initiatives, but where does Arizona stand? What are we currently doing to move the needle, and what do we still need to do? This report prepared for the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council has two objectives: (1)…
Descriptors: High School Students, Disabilities, Parent Attitudes, Parent Surveys
McFadden, Erica Skogebo; Daugherty, David B.; Lee, Sang Eun; Fisher, Kim W.; Hack, Anthony – Morrison Institute for Public Policy, 2015
There is a federal movement to improve student outcomes targeting some of these predictors in several recently launched initiatives, but where does Arizona stand? What are we currently doing to move the needle, and what do we still need to do? This report prepared for the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council has two objectives: (1)…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Disabilities, Middle School Students, High School Students
Hunting, Dan – Morrison Institute for Public Policy, 2015
Helios Education Foundation has sponsored administration of the ACT test to all high school juniors in selected Arizona school districts since 2009 through the District Choice State Testing (DCST) program. Morrison Institute for Public Policy was asked to identify highly achieving low-income students from this group. Highly achieving students were…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, High School Students, High Achievement, Low Income Groups
Hunting, Dan – Morrison Institute for Public Policy, 2013
Arizona has grown rapidly over the years and our education system has grown in step with the population. But increasing the total budget for education doesn't mean that we have directed more resources to each student. The numbers show that Arizona has one of the lowest per-pupil funding rates in the country. Parties of one faction or another argue…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance, Financial Support, State Aid
Gupta, Sapna – Morrison Institute for Public Policy, 2013
This report examines the potential of Career and Technical Education (CTE) in Arizona in terms of providing employers certified skills need to compete regionally, nationally and internationally and students avenues for higher education, quality of life and job satisfaction. An appendix on "Estimating the Effect of CTE on High School…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Career Readiness
Eisenbarth Hager, C.J.; Scalise, Judie; Stigler, Monica; Toon, Richard; Welch, Nancy; Whitsett, Andrea – Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, 2010
The first installment in the "To Learn and Earn" project, published in March 2009, concluded that Arizona has "unfinished business" in human capital--the knowledge and skills that are so important to stimulating innovation, creating wealth, and promoting economic growth. It identified the next step in finding solutions as…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Human Capital, Career Planning, Labor Force Development
Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, 2009
This fourth issue of Morrison Institute for Public Policy's "Forum 411" quarterly briefing series offers insights into Arizona's 600,000-plus adolescents from professionals who work with them every day and from teens themselves. Presented herein are the findings of a survey on what teens think about their lives and the major issues…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Surveys, Adolescent Attitudes, Religion
Welch, Nancy – Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, 2009
Raising Arizona was the challenge of the 20th century. Sustaining Arizona is now the challenge of the 21st. A crucial part of that task is not just understanding today's knowledge economy, but mastering it. Ray and Charles Eames, the creative geniuses behind many iconic 20th century designs, debuted their film "Powers of 10" in 1977. In…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Human Capital, Policy Analysis, Human Body
Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, 2009
What a difference a year makes. In June 2008, "AZ Views" reported that "Arizonans have a strong sense of job security, despite the national economic slump and the state's budget crisis." That is no longer true, as this edition of "AZ Views" shows, and Arizona's economic situation arguably is the best example of the…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Public Policy, Economic Climate, Surveys
Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, 2008
This brief, the third issue in the "Criminal Justice Issues for Arizona" series, reveals that Pinal County's specialized court for domestic-violence cases offers some promising results for dealing with this common and complex offense. This report contains an analysis of data collected in the Pinal County Domestic Violence Database, which…
Descriptors: Case Records, Family Violence, Courts, Criminals
Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, 2008
This report presents data from the Arizona Indicators Panel, a statewide representative sample of Arizonans conducted in May and July 2008. Most survey respondents named crime and public safety as among the top issues their officials should address, and nearly half said they thought crime was getting worse. Yet, despite strong concerns about…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Crime, Safety, Public Opinion
Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, 2008
This report presents the findings of the Arizona Indicators Panel, a statewide representative sample of Arizonans conducted in May and July 2008. Arizonans think best of local hospitals and community parks among a group of government and community services. While they did not think particularly well of the responsiveness of local governments' to…
Descriptors: Community Services, Social Problems, Child Abuse, Hospitals
Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, 2008
Good jobs and good schools are viewed by most as essential components of a healthy society: good jobs create revenue to support quality schools, which in turn produce a superior workforce to fill those jobs. Based on survey panelist responses, most Arizonans seem to feel that they are doing well on the employment front, but not quite so well…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Educational Indicators, Social Indicators, Job Satisfaction
Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University, 2008
This report provides descriptive data for understanding the status of human services in Greater Phoenix, describes provocative issues that certain populations and providers face, and offers a starting point for determining Maricopa Valley's aspirations for tomorrow's human-services infrastructure. This report describes an array of populations that…
Descriptors: Human Services, Partnerships in Education, Low Income, Delivery Systems
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