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Hunting, Dan – Morrison Institute for Public Policy, 2018
As downtown Phoenix experiences a wave of new residential and commercial construction, Phoenix Elementary School District #1 (Phoenix #1) is at the center of the largest local demographic change in decades. Phoenix #1 educates more than 6,000 students at 14 schools, from preschool through eighth grade, with many families living in older, historic…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Change, Environmental Influences, Urban Schools
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; Schlinkert, David – Morrison Institute for Public Policy, 2017
Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) are growing popular among parents of students with disabilities, providing them options to choose how and where to educate their children with financial assistance provided by the state. Almost ten percent of state funding for education is projected to be diverted to private options in 2015. This flexibility…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Disabilities, Educational Finance, State Aid
Hunting, Dan – Morrison Institute for Public Policy, 2017
Phoenix Union High School District (PUHSD) has its roots in Territorial Arizona and has served generations of residents as Phoenix evolved from a dusty agricultural town into the fifth-largest city in the nation. For decades, Phoenix Union High School was the lone high school in Phoenix. Desegregation funding makes up approximately 24 percent of…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Districts, School Desegregation, Educational Finance
McFadden, Erica; Schlinkert, David – Morrison Institute for Public Policy, 2017
Public education is different than it was 40 years ago when U.S. schools educated only one in five children with disabilities. Many states had laws excluding certain students from attending public schools, including children who were deaf, blind, or had emotional or intellectual disabilities. In 1974, Arizona students with certain disabilities…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Special Education, Public Education, Disabilities
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
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