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  • Closing the Latino Student Achievement Gap

    March 31, 2016

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    Author: Cathryn Creno

    March 31, 2016

    Her parents grew up in Mexico and never had the opportunity to finish high school. Her older brother never felt comfortable in American schools. He dropped out to go to work.

    Needless to say, Alicia … Read More

  • Arizona Businesses See Education as Greatest Challenge

    March 31, 2016

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    Author: Cathryn Creno

    March 31, 2016

    Results of a December 2015 survey of 400 Arizona business leaders by the Arizona Commerce Authority, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Alliance … Read More

  • Arizona’s Changing Demographics and the Academic Divide

    March 31, 2016

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    Author: Cathryn Creno

    March 31, 2016

    Present-day demographers discuss Arizona’s current Latino population boom as if the trend were something new, but many Latinos know that their ancestors have played a strong role in Arizona history … Read More

  • Arizona Education Progress Meter

    February 3, 2016

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    February 3, 2016

    Recently, Expect More Arizona and the Center for the Future of Arizona launched the Arizona Education Progress Meter which represents key milestones on the path to improving educational opportunities … Read More

  • Bilingualism is Instrumental to Workforce Success

    November 16, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    November 16, 2015

    Over the past eight years, Helios Education Foundation has made numerous investments in the area of early learning in both Florida and Arizona. These investments have focused on teacher quality, high … Read More

  • Why Strong Relationships are Key to Student Success

    November 5, 2015

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    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    November 5, 2015

    As a board member of America's Promise, I was recently asked to share my thoughts on their new report - Don't Quit on Me, and the importance of strong relationships to college and career readiness.    … Read More

  • UF Survey Finds Bilingual Instruction Supported By A Majority Of Floridians

    July 19, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    July 19, 2015

    While researchers debate the cognitive advantages of bilingualism, Floridians seem to recognize the practical advantages of speaking more than one language. In fact, 67 percent of Floridians surveyed … Read More

  • Arizona Governor Proposes Plan to Increase Investment in K-12 Education

    July 10, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    July 10, 2015

    Governor Ducey recently announced a major initiative to increase funding for K-12 education throughout the state. The Governor is proposing a ballot measure which, if approved by voters, would direct … Read More

  • We Can’t Afford to Let Latino Students Fall Behind

    June 12, 2015

    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    June 12, 2015

    Recently, America’s Promise released their annual report, “Building a Grad Nation:  Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic.”  According to the report, the national high … Read More

  • High-Quality Education for Florida Students

    March 18, 2015

    Author: Pam Stewart, Commissioner, Florida Department of Education

    March 18, 2015

    Each day I arrive at the Florida Department of Education with one overarching goal in mind, to ensure all Florida students  receive a high-quality education that will equip them with the knowledge … Read More

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