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2011 Publications

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    Policy Points Volume: 3 Issue: 2
    Author(s):
    David Garcia
    Lee McIlroy
    Published: Monday, May 23, 2011

    The Arizona Community Foundation College Readiness Report provides a real-world indicator of how well Maricopa County high schools are preparing their graduates for postsecondary success. For the class of 2009, 76% of Maricopa County high school graduates were college-ready in English and approximately 46% were college ready in Mathematics.

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    Budget Trax Volume: 1 Issue: 1
    Author(s):
    C.J. Eisenbarth Hager
    Published: Friday, April 8, 2011

    Governor Jan Brewer signed into law the Fiscal 2012 budget that eliminates all child care subsidies in Arizona. While the full impact of that action won’t be felt for weeks and months after the law takes effect July 1, Budget Trax has measured what sharply reduced funding in recent years has meant to working parents, children and businesses, as well as to the potential impact to matching federal funding.

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    Mountain Monitor
    Author(s):
    Jonathan Rothwell
    Kenan Fikri
    Published: Monday, March 14, 2011

    This installment of the Mountain Monitor sheds light on a variegated and ambiguous quarter. Those looking for assurances to either start investing or retrench for a double-dip cannot find clear signals in these data.

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    Special Report Volume: 1 Issue: 3
    Author(s):
    Tom Rex
    Published: Monday, February 14, 2011

    Sampling error is very large for most Arizona counties in the American Community Survey. Read a nontechnical discussion of the accuracy of the ACS.

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    Indicator Insight Volume: 3 Issue: 3
    Author(s):
    Tom Rex
    Published: Monday, February 7, 2011

    Innovation—introducing something new—in the 21st century mostly derives from technological advances. Innovation drives the modern economy, leading to gains in productivity and prosperity. In this edition of Indicator Insight, author Tom Rex discusses innovation in Arizona in terms of human capital, financial capital, and high-technology employment.