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  • Supporting Postsecondary Retention and Attainment

    February 16, 2017

    Author: Michelle Boehm, Research and Evaluation Analyst

    According to the Community College Research Center (2015), transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions offers “a critical avenue for upward mobility for many underserved students, … Read More

  • Traditional Schools Are Key to Success of Achieve60AZ

    February 6, 2017

    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO, Helios Education Foundation

    Helios Education Foundation joined over 60 organizations in Arizona in launching Achieve60Az, a community-owned initiative focused on boosting our state’s postsecondary education attainment* rate and … Read More

  • Getting to 60: Why Arizona’s Traditional Schools are Key to Meeting the Postsecondary Demands of Achieve60AZ

    February 6, 2017

    Author: Dr. Paul Perrault, Vice President and Director of Research and Evaluation and Michelle Boehm, Research and Evaluation Analyst

    Regardless of how we look at Arizona’s college-going data, one thing stands clear.  The only way for our state to meet the long-term goals of Achieve60AZ is to ensure that our traditional public … Read More

  • Success in Career Begins in Classroom

    February 1, 2017

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    A student’s journey through formal education often begins with the primary colors and bright smiles associated with kindergarten classrooms. While, at the opposite end of the formal education … Read More

  • Florida Ranking Improves in 2017 Quality Counts Report

    February 1, 2017

    Author: Michelle Boehm, Research and Evaluation Analyst

    Education Week recently released its 21st annual Quality Counts report, Under Construction: Building on ESSA’s K-12 Foundation. The annual report features state rankings and grades with this year’s … Read More

  • Arizona Moves up One Spot in 2017 Quality Counts Ranking

    February 1, 2017

    Author: Michelle Boehm, Research and Evaluation Analyst

    Education Week recently released its 21st annual Quality Counts report, Under Construction: Building on ESSA’s K-12 Foundation. The annual report features state rankings and grades with this year’s … Read More

  • Arizona Legislative Session Begins

    January 26, 2017

    Author: Janice Palmer, Vice President and Director of Policy, Helios Education Foundation

    With our first-ever Arizona and Florida Public Policy agendas adopted, Helios Education Foundation has begun its active participation in key  policy arenas and is ready for the 2017 Legislative … Read More

  • Arizona Third Graders Are “Reading to the Final Four”

    January 26, 2017

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    In just 60 short days, basketball fever will descend on Arizona.  The 2017 Final Four tournament will be hosted by the NCAA and Arizona State University on March 31 – April 3.  To start the … Read More

  • Be The One. Be A Mentor.

    January 25, 2017

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    Author: Jillian Hasner, President and CEO, Take Stock In Children

    If someone were to ask me as President and CEO of Take Stock in Children what is it about our program that has had the most impact on our students?  The answer is easy.Our mentors. As a scholarship … Read More

  • College Football National Championship A Success On And Off The Field

    January 11, 2017

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Tigers, Tide and Tampa Bay…oh my! 

       

    The momentum that engulfed Tampa Bay for both the Clemson Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide could only be eclipsed by the impact the College Football … Read More

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