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  • NALEO Arizona Statewide Summit on the State of Latino Education

    May 3, 2018

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 3, 2018

    Recently, more than 55 Arizona policymakers participated in the NALEO Arizona Statewide Summit on the State of Latino Education.  The Summit is part of the NALEO Arizona Leadership Academy, which … Read More

  • National College Signing Day Profile: Paul J. Luna

    May 1, 2018

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    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    May 1, 2018

    National College Signing Day is today and Helios Education Foundation is excited to share stories of success. 

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

    Helios Education … Read More

  • National College Signing Day Profile: Kaye-Drew Gayle

    April 24, 2018

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    Author: Kaye-Drew Gayle

    April 24, 2018

    As we approach National College Signing Day, Helios Education Foundation is excited to share stories of success as conveyed by college students who are experiencing the transformational power of … Read More

  • National College Signing Day Profile: Angela Ponce

    April 20, 2018

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    Author: Angela Ponce

    April 20, 2018

    As we approach National College Signing Day, Helios Education Foundation is excited to share stories of success as conveyed by college students who are experiencing the transformational power of … Read More

  • National College Signing Day Profile: Leslie Bautista

    April 17, 2018

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    Author: Leslie Bautista

    April 17, 2018

    As we approach National College Signing Day, Helios Education Foundation is excited to share stories of success as conveyed by college freshmen who are experiencing the transformational power of … Read More

  • Florida Students Show Gains in Reading and Math Proficiency Rates on 2017 NAEP Test

    April 12, 2018

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    April 12, 2018

    After a delay due to a transition from paper-and-pencil to digital testing, highly anticipated 2017 NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) scores were released on Tuesday. Overall, … Read More

  • Arizona Student Test Scores Remain Stagnant in National Assessment

    April 11, 2018

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    April 11, 2018

    After a delay due to a transition from paper-and-pencil to digital testing, highly anticipated 2017 NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) scores were released on Tuesday. With the … Read More

  • National College Signing Day Profile: Angela Melchor

    April 10, 2018

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    Author: Angela Melchor

    April 10, 2018

    As we approach National College Signing Day, Helios Education Foundation is excited to share stories of success as conveyed by college freshmen who are experiencing the transformational power of … Read More

  • A Legacy of Leadership Sets the Stage for Future Growth

    April 6, 2018

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    April 6, 2018

    The University of Central Florida (UCF), with Fall 2017 enrollment exceeding 66,000 students, is Florida’s largest public state university. Upon his retirement in June 2018, President John Hitt would … Read More

  • The Economic Effects of High School Non-Completion and Disconnected Youth

    April 5, 2018

    Author: WestEd

    April 5, 2018

    The Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable has released its new Education Dashboards report, which profiles the estimated lifetime economic losses that result from high school non-completion and youth … Read More

  • Florida Statement on School Safety

    March 20, 2018

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    Author: Vince Roig, Founding Chairman, & Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    March 20, 2018

    While the tragedy that unfolded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14 was incomprehensible, it was also a tipping point. 

    The tragic loss of 17 lives marked a threshold moment for … Read More

  • Arizona Statement on School Safety

    March 16, 2018

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    Author: Vince Roig, Founding Chairman, & Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    March 16, 2018

    As a foundation focused on education and student success in Arizona and Florida, we have been deeply moved by the tragic events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  Our … Read More

  • Yuma Union High School District Board Appoints New Superintendent

    March 16, 2018

    Author: Helios Education Foundatino

    March 16, 2018

    Congratulations to Gina Thompson, Yuma Union High School District’s (YUHSD) new superintendent.  Ms. Thompson was selected by the District’s board to be the new leader after the retirement of Toni … Read More

  • Statement Regarding Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Tragedy

    February 15, 2018

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    February 15, 2018

    On behalf of the Board and Staff of Helios Education Foundation, we want to extend our deepest condolences to the residents of Parkland, Florida and the staff and students of Marjory Stoneman … Read More

  • Building Public and Political Will

    January 31, 2018

    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    January 31, 2018

    Helios Education Foundation believes that education changes lives and strengthens communities.  As a result, we strategically partner and invest our knowledge, expertise, and resources to create … Read More

  • Arizona Focuses on Postsecondary Attainment Goal

    January 12, 2018

    Author: Michelle Boehm, Research and Evaluation Analyst

    January 12, 2018

    By the time today’s preschoolers complete high school, seven out of every 10 jobs will require some form of postsecondary education.  Increasing the number of Arizonans who have a postsecondary … Read More

  • Partnering for Postsecondary Success

    January 12, 2018

    Author: Marlene Spalten, President and CEO, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

    January 12, 2018

    When we formed a local college access network in Tampa Bay three years ago, we knew instinctively that our goal of increasing the number of working age adults with college degrees or high quality … Read More

  • Florida Education Foundations Encouraged to Apply for Hurricane Maria Relief Funds

    January 11, 2018

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    January 11, 2018

    The influx of students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to school districts across Florida as a result of Hurricane Maria led Helios Education Foundation to partner with the Florida … Read More

  • Arizona Legislative Session Begins

    January 9, 2018

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

    January 9, 2018

    Arizona Governor Doug Ducey opened the 53rd Legislature, Second Regular Session by giving his State of the State Address yesterday that, for K-12 education, focused on the improvement of our public … Read More

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