Dear Ms. Taylor, Executive Director:

As you  know by now, Arizona was cited by Education Cities today as a state that is leading the nation in closing our achievement gap.

To your great credit, Learning Foundation Stapley and Learning Foundation And Performing Arts Alta Mesa have been identified as top performers in the state, and somewhere that low-wealth students can expect the same excellent quality of education that their wealthier peers receive.

What an amazing achievement for your students and school community, and we want to thank you and congratulate you! Please pass on our congratulations to your team.

We are critically aware that Arizona is nowhere near our goal of offering every child in the state an excellent education that prepares them for their life choices after high school. But in your school, and in dozens of schools like yours around the state, we see that this is possible. Arizona is being recognized because you and your team decided to make this a reality.

We cannot be more grateful to you. On behalf of the team at A for Arizona, bravo!


Glenn Hamer 

Lea Marquez Peterson

Lisa Graham Keegan

Emily Anne Gullickson

Katie Fischer

Reina Ravago


A for Arizona

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