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  • VIEWPOINTS: Bridging the Latino Achievement Gap

    March 8, 2015

    Author: Paul J. Luna and Tommy Espinoza

    March 8, 2015

    Paul J. Luna, President and CEO, Helios Education Foundation Tommy Espinoza, President and CEO, Raza Development FundNote:  This article originally ran in the Arizona Republic on March 8, 2015. … Read More

  • Arizona Education: Charter Schools

    February 23, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    February 23, 2015

    Arizona is one of the national leaders in charter schools, which were established here more than 20 years ago. Click below to hear a discusssion on the charter schools movement in Arizona including … Read More

  • Quality Counts: Arizona and Florida State Highlights

    January 14, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    January 14, 2015

    Recently, Education Week released their annual Quality Counts report which grades each state in the nation on their overall education performance.  This year’s report provides overall letter grades … Read More

  • A Review of the Arizona and Florida 2014 Legislative Sessions

    July 22, 2014

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    Author: Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer

    July 22, 2014

    The regular legislative sessions in both Arizona and Florida have come to a close. Here are some legislative highlights from both states:

    STATE EDUCATION BUDGET

    In both states, per-student funding … Read More

  • Helios' President and CEO Discusses Arizona Student Success Funding

    February 20, 2014

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    February 20, 2014

    Paul J. Luna, President and CEO of Helios Education Foundation discusses Govenor Jan Brewer's proposed plan for school funding.  The plan, called "Student Success Funding" relies on evaluating … Read More

  • New Video Highlights Goals and Benefits of Ready Now Yuma

    January 21, 2014

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    January 21, 2014

    Helios Education Foundation and Yuma Union High School District are working to ensure every student in the district is prepared to succeed in college and career.  The initiative is helping students … Read More

  • Barbara Ryan Thompson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Speaks in Favor of Common Core at Public Meetings in Florida

    October 23, 2013

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    October 23, 2013

    Recently, Helios' Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer spoke publicly about the importance of Florida's Common Core Standards in a public meeting at Hillsborough Community College.  … Read More

  • Making Education Arizona’s Priority

    May 15, 2013

    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    May 15, 2013

    There has never been a more important time in Arizona education as we ask ourselves: Do we have the leadership and public will to achieve a world-class education system for all students? Is our … Read More

  • Paul Luna Discusses Education on Horizon

    May 3, 2013

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 3, 2013

    As Education Nation kicks off in Phoenix, Paul J. Luna, Presient & CEO of Helios Education Foundation, sat down with Horizon to discuss education in Arizona.

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