A Voice For Arizona’s Children For More Than 25 Years
  • AZ Tax Collections Too Slow to Re-Invest in K-12 Public Schools

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    State revenue projections show that relying on economic growth without tax increases is not a realistic plan to reinvest the funding our schools need. Children’s Action Alliance highlights this gap in a new Return on Education policy brief. The data show that Arizona’s K-12 p ...

    AZ Tax Collections Too Slow to Re-Invest in K-12 Public Schools
  • School Vouchers and Why They are Not Good for AZ Public Schools

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    Children’s Action Alliance fought to defeat SB 1431 this legislative session, the expansion of school vouchers, called Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, or ESAs. We worked hard to let lawmakers know that this diversion of public dollars into private and religious schools would ...

    School Vouchers and Why They are Not Good for AZ Public Schools
  • Conditions for Arizona Kids Show Few Bright Spots, Health Care Strides at Risk

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    The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2017 KIDS COUNT® Data Book finds Arizona’s conditions for kids remain difficult, in the bottom five in the nation, ranking 46th. The yearly analysis looks at 16 different indicators affecting children’s health, economic well-being and family ...

    Conditions for Arizona Kids Show Few Bright Spots, Health Care Strides at Risk
  • The Good and Not-So-Good of the 2018 State Budget

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    The state legislature ended its 2017 session last night. There were a few small bright spots for children and families. But the big decisions put us on a path to endanger children’s health, education and security going forward. Many Arizona lawmakers continue to point to the 20 ...

    The Good and Not-So-Good of the 2018 State Budget
  • Thank You, So. Arizona, for Helping Us Celebrate Champion for Children, Susie Huhn

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    A big thank you to Southern Arizona friends and partners for joining us at our Champion for Children event in Tucson last night to celebrate Casa de los Niños CEO Susie Huhn. Susie is respected throughout Arizona and around the country for her extraordinary work with the communi ...

    Thank You, So. Arizona, for Helping Us Celebrate Champion for Children, Susie Huhn

Most Recent

AZ Tax Collections Too Slow to Re-Invest in K-12 Public Schools

November 30, 2017 State revenue projections show that relying on economic growth without tax increases is not a realistic plan to reinvest the funding our schools need. Children’s Action Alliance highlights this gap in a new Return on Education policy brief. The data show that Arizona’s K-12 public schools are STILL short $1.1 billion in state funding compared to fiscal year 2008, before the budget cuts during the Great Recession. Read more

Children’s Action Alliance is Hiring for an Administrative Assistant

November 21, 2017 Children’s Action Alliance has a job opening for an administrative assistant in our Phoenix office. The ideal applicant will be energetic, have a great attitude and enjoy working in a fast-paced and exciting office. The job announcement is attached here. The position will be open until filled; please feel free to pass this along to anyone who may be interested. Read more

Thank You for Helping to Make Through the Eyes of a Child a Success!

November 10, 2017 Thank you to each and every one of our generous sponsors and participants for making this year’s annual New Beginnings: Through the Eyes of a Child awards luncheon a big success. Children’s Action Alliance welcomed more than 500 people to honor Cindy McCain for her work in fighting human trafficking and Dr. Read more

Data Show Children of Color Face Barriers to Educational Success

October 24, 2017 A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that children of color and those growing up in immigrant families continue to face persistent barriers to opportunity. The report, Race for Results, measures children’s progress on 12 key milestones for family security, health and education. The data shows small improvements since 2014. Read more

Investments In Quality Early Education Yield High Returns

October 19, 2017 The evidence is clear: when young children have healthy and enriching experiences, with one on one attention from teachers, parents and caregivers, they are more likely to be ready for school and to transition successfully into kindergarten and beyond. Decades of evidence shows that an investment in quality early education saves considerable money in long term costs to address the issues that occur when students struggle in school. Read more