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Phoenix, AZ – Stand for Children is excited to announce that Robin Stamp, a local education advocate, is the new Phoenix Director for the Arizona affiliate. Robin has more than a decade of experience working to improve education at various levels and will use this experience as he leads our education advocacy efforts at the local and city level.

In Case You Missed It: John Fisher's My Turn Column in Support of Medicaid Expansion


How Medicaid Expansion Could Bolster Education

By John Fisher My Turn Mon Jun 3, 2013

Gov. Jan Brewer has said that her decision to move forward with Medicaid expansion was a combination of common sense and gut.

Stand Hosts Third Annual Leadership Day


Stand For Children Hosts Third Annual Leadership Day

More Than 300 Parents, Grandparents and Education Advocates Participated!

Yesterday, Stand for Children hosted its third annual Leadership Day at Granada Primary School, in the Alhambra Elementary School District. The day was filled with interactive workshops and skill building, inspirational speakers, and celebrating individuals who have worked to improve education in Arizona over the past year.

Stand for Children Parents Help Elect School Board Candidates and Save Millions of Dollars for Urban Schools


Stand for Children Parents Help Elect School Board Candidates and Save Millions of Dollars for Urban Schools

Stand for Children, a non-partisan non-profit education advocacy organization, is proud to announce that after months of hard work, two Stand endorsed candidates were successful in their race for Roosevelt School Board, and two of the override measures supported by Stand were approved by voters, totaling more than $10 million for the Alhambra and Murphy School Districts.

Stand Endorses 3 School Board Candidates


Stand for Children Arizona is proud to announce the endorsement of 3 School Governing Board Candidates!

Stand Arizona Celebrates the Passage of Two Critical Education Bills


Phoenix, AZ – Stand for Children Arizona, a local non-partisan, non-profit organization that advocates for accessible quality education for all children, is proud to announce the passage of two critical education bills during the 2012 Legislative Session. The Teacher and Principal Effectiveness Bill and Charter Quality Bill both received strong support before obtaining Governor Brewer’s signature.

News Release: Stand for Children Welcomes its New Executive Director, John Fisher


Phoenix, AZ – After celebrating the passage of two monumental education bills this legislative session, the Stand AZ team is proud to welcome John Fisher as its new Executive Director. John comes to Stand AZ with many years of experience in the education field and has a demonstrated commitment to improving children’s’ lives through education.

Meet our new Executive Director, John Fisher!


Last week we had lots to celebrate. First, Governor Brewer signed HB2823, our Teaching and Principal Effectiveness Act into law. This was great news, as we are confident this law is a step towards ensuring all of Arizona's students have access a quality education.

We then had the pleasure of welcoming our new Executive Director, John Fisher to our team!

Two Exciting Updates!


We have two exciting things to share with you: 

1.    HB2823, our Teaching and Principal Effectiveness Bill is now  a law!  2.Today we celebrate the two year anniversary of organizing in Carl Hayden!

Last week, HB2823 was voted on in the Senate and passed overwhelmingly. The bill then went to Governor Brewer's desk, and she quickly signed it into law!

Stand Champions Bill that Incentivizes Highly Effective Teachers


Today a bill was introduced at the Arizona Legislature which will incentivize teachers and principals who are deemed highly effective and require support for those who struggle the most with their instructional practices. This is Stand for Children’s follow up to 2010 legislation requiring student learning data to be used alongside other criteria when evaluating educators.