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2012 Grandfamilies Fact Sheet

February 2, 2012
The challenges and opportunities facing Arizona grandfamilies are readily apparent and are reflected in recent census data. The data, five year estimates (2006-2010) from the American Community Survey show that about 70,000 or 4% of all children in Arizona are being raised by their grandparents. Download this fact sheet to learn more about Arizona's grandfamilies.

KidsCare Is a Smart Investment, Creating Jobs and Keeping Children Healthy

January 18, 2012
KidsCare not only provides health insurance coverage for some of Arizona's most vulnerable children, it also adds jobs and keeps families out of medical debt and bankruptcy. Since enrollment to KidsCare has been frozen, enrollment has fallen more than 70%, to just over 12,000, while the rate of uninsured children in Arizona has begun inching up, after years of steady progress.

2011 4th Grade Reading Scores for Arizona

November 9, 2011
See the most recent 4th grade reading scores fact sheet.

Early Warning: 3 out of 4 4th Graders are NOT Proficient in Reading

May 18, 2010
Children’s Action Alliance released alarming national reading proficiency data that spells trouble for the future success of Arizona students. The latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reports that 75% of Arizona fourth graders are not proficient in reading. This dismal statistic ranks Arizona 45th out of 50 states and puts our economy and prosperity at high risk. Read more