State and Local Collaboration

  • ABEC

    Arizona Business & Education Coalition

    The Arizona Business and Education Coalition (ABEC) was founded in 2002 after voters passed Proposition 301, a ballot initiative which delegated more money into the classrooms of public K-12 education.  Many of those same business and education leaders, who came together to support Proposition 301, founded ABEC.


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    Arizona College Scholarship Foundation

    As the working world becomes increasingly more competitive, the adults of tomorrow will have to invest in higher education. But as the cost of tuition rises, more and more low-income students who want to pursue a successful career need access to the ever-shrinking pool of scholarship dollars. To fill this gap, the private sector is stepping up to the challenge to create funding for Arizona students in need.



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    Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education

    The mission of the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education (ACPE) is to expand access and increase successes in postsecondary education for Arizonans. Our goals are:
    Increase available student financial assistance. 
    Identify and implement strategies to help students and families plan, enter and succeed in postsecondary education.
    Provide a forum for all sectors of postsecondary education to work together on addressing and solving issues of mutual interest. 

  • ACSF

    Arizona Community Foundation

    The Arizona Community Foundation and its statewide Affiliates harness the collective generosity of thousands of Arizonans, steward their gifts with an eye toward permanence and growth, and from the investment earnings on the endowment, award millions of dollars in grants and scholarships every year.

  • ADE

    Arizona Department of Education

    The Arizona Department of Education and its chief position, a publicly elected state Superintendent of Public Instruction, were created upon the ratification of the Arizona Constitution. The job of the state superintendent is to “superintend” the K-12 public education system in Arizona through the state department of education.  As stated in the state constitution, this involves providing for the students of Arizona a uniform public school system including kindergarten schools, common schools, high schools and normal schools.

  • ACT

    American College Testing

    ACT is a nonprofit organization—we are driven by our mission, our vision, and our values. Our mission is to help people achieve education and workplace success. Our vision is to impact lifelong success for individuals, as they define it. We value learning, diversity, excellence, sustainability, leadership, and empowerment. We understand the urgency of education and workplace success in today's world. This is why we embrace the opportunity to advance lives. It is in this role that we look forward to the opportunity to help shape the world.

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    Expect More Arizona

    Expect More Arizona unites individuals and organizations that aspire to achieve this vision and are committed to making our education system the best it can be – from birth through career.