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Today, Arizona took another step to ensure our students leave high school better prepared for college and the workforce.



While school children across Arizona were enjoying their summer vacation, Stand for Children Arizona has been preparing a leadership team that will give a voice to students across our state.

Based on the idea that community organizing, legislative advocacy and involvement in local elections can create change in public schools, Stand for Children is poised to lead a movement in Arizona’s education community that will leave a lasting impact on the citizens of Arizona.

Stand for Children Arizona Announces Rebecca Gau as Executive Director


Stand for Children Arizona is proud to announce that education leader and advocate Rebecca Gau has joined the organization as Executive Director. Rebecca replaces John Fisher, who departs after two years at the helm of Stand for Children Arizona, and will be relocating to the Midwest with his wife in order to be closer to family.

Computer Science rocks: Stand for Children celebrates signing of HB 2265


Measure boosts K-12 training in computer fields; CEO of visits AZ to discuss importance



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.