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    Arizona Directions
    Andrea Whitsett
    Dan Hunting
    Sapna Gupta
    Wednesday, November 20, 2013

    This year, Arizona Directions assesses the health of both ends of the P-20 spectrum: early childcare and education and the high school /postsecondary-to-industry nexus. Both are viewed through the lens of Arizona’s current competitive position and its trajectory through the broader economic landscape. How well does Arizona regulate, promote and ensure equitable access to quality early childcare and to programs that help children enter Kindergarten ready to learn?

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    Arizona Directions 1 2
    William Hart
    Andrea Whitsett
    Sapna Gupta
    Ken Western
    Friday, November 30, 2012

    Arizona Directions is an annual statewide report card that is designed to make data actionable. This year's report homes in on the economy and education. It examines Arizona's economic development landscape, the competitive potential of the Sun Corridor, the economic consequences if the state fails to close the Latino achievement gap, and the role of career and technical education in adding skilled workers to Arizona's workforce pipeline.

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    Arizona Directions 1 1
    Andrea Whitsett
    Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    Building upon the work of many others who have contributed to quality of life research in Arizona, this report provides a framework for addressing key issues proactively. The data in Arizona Directions are presented in a highly graphic format with must-read information on our competitiveness, individual action steps, opportunities for public-private partnerships, and public policy options – all rooted in a deep understanding that revenue-neutral options are especially important in our current fiscal situation.