A Voice For Arizona’s Children For More Than 25 Years
  • 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
  • Annual Report 2016 – Thanks to You, We’ve Made a Difference

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    As we face big new challenges for children and families in 2017, let’s take a moment to celebrate the power of advocacy! Together in 2016, we were able to push for big changes in public policy, such as: the reinstatement of KidsCare after it had been frozen for six years; and e ...

    Annual Report 2016 – Thanks to You, We’ve Made a Difference

Most Recent

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

Read Our 4th Quarter Newsletter – October – December 2017

October 17, 2017 Click here for our latest newsletter detailing what’s happening with the Arizona Grandparents Ambassadors this quarter. Read more

Teacher Shortage is Reaching Critical Levels in Arizona

October 3, 2017 One hundred thirty five school districts and charter schools report ongoing challenges with Arizona’s teacher shortage in the third annual survey from the Arizona School Personnel Administrators Association. This year, more than half of the identified teacher position openings remain vacant or are filled using alternative methods four weeks into the school year: More than 500 teachers have already abandoned their jobs or resigned, up 13% over last year. Read more

Funding for AZ Public Schools Continues to Shortchange K-12 Students

September 29, 2017 Public school students are still receiving less support from state funds, when adjusted for inflation, than they were 10 years ago. When adjusted for inflation, today’s per student funding is $27 lower than it was in fiscal year 2009. Looking just at the funding formula – those state, local and federal dollars that go to all district and charter schools based on the number of students – today’s per student funding is $499 lower than it was in fiscal year 2009. Read more

Reserve Your Seat Today for Our Annual Through the Eyes of a Child Luncheon

September 27, 2017 Tickets are now available for Children’s Action Alliance’s flagship fundraising luncheon, New Beginnings: Through the Eyes of a Child, held Friday, November 3rd at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix. We hope you will join us as we honor Cindy McCain for her leadership fighting human trafficking and Dr. Crista Johnson-Agbakwu for her devotion to Refugee women and children. Read more