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
  • 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

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Give to Children’s Action Alliance Today and Be Entered to Win!

December 15, 2017 Your donation can help achieve our 2018 Policy Priorities for children and families. Everyone who donates $100 or more by December 21st will be entered to win our Casino Night basket. This includes a one-night stay, dinner for two at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino and a gift certificate to Agave’s. Don’t miss this opportunity to win and to help make Arizona children safer and healthier, make your contribution today! Read more

Save the Date: March to Save Arizona Schools!

December 14, 2017 Start the new year by raising your voice for public education with Arizonans from around the state. Mark your calendars for this event:   Read more

Report: Child Care Policies Rank AZ Near the Bottom

December 12, 2017 Access to quality child care is important for the well-being of parents, children, and our communities. The National Women’s Law Center released a new report entitled Persistent Gaps: State Child Care Assistance Policies 2017  that compares how states encourage or impede access to affordable, quality child care for working families. The good news in Arizona is that the co-payment amount that families are required to pay dropped significantly. Read more

Frank from Fostering Advocates AZ is Going to the UK to Study!

December 11, 2017 We are pleased to share that Frank Smith, a member of the Fostering Advocates Arizona (FAAZ) Young Adult Leadership Board, has just been awarded the Marshall Scholarship, a prestigious post-graduate scholarship. The award was granted to only 43 students this year, and is focused on leadership and strengthening the relationship between the USA and the United Kingdom. Read more

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