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  • The Benefits of Education Transcend Race and Ethnicity

    November 13, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    November 13, 2015

    Every student, regardless of zip code, deserves a high-quality education. 

    The challenges of ensuring a competitive education for Florida students are not new. These challenges and the resulting … Read More

  • Arizona’s Education Standards Equal High Expectations for Students

    November 6, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    November 6, 2015

    Today’s students are preparing to enter a world in which expectations from postsecondary institutions and the workforce are more demanding than ever before.  It is imperative that they embrace 21st … 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

  • Yuma Union High School District Celebrates College-Going Rates

    October 30, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    October 30, 2015

    Recently, the Arizona Board of Regents reported on how many 2014 high school graduates enrolled in postsecondary education upon graduation.  Of the 488 schools included in the report, college … Read More

  • Raising the Bar for College Access and Completion in Arizona – and Nationally

    October 28, 2015

    Author: Linda Jensen, Director, Arizona College Access Network

    October 28, 2015

    Anthony is beginning his senior year of high school in a rural community in eastern Arizona. Over the past three years, he worked with his GEAR UP coach and school counselor to plan a rigorous … Read More

  • Read On Arizona – Building Momentum Around Early Childhood Literacy

    October 15, 2015

    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    October 15, 2015

    Reading at grade level by the end of third grade is a critical milestone that provides children the pathway for long-term academic success. Research has shown that if a child has not had … Read More

  • The Next 10

    September 28, 2015

    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    September 28, 2015

    As our year-long 10th anniversary celebration comes to a close, I am encouraged by the reflection we have taken on the first decade of our Foundation.  We have celebrated our strategic partnerships … Read More

  • Helios Education Foundation and the Rays Baseball Foundation Announce 2015 Scholars

    September 24, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    September 24, 2015

    On Sunday, September 13, the Tampa Bay Rays and Helios Education Foundation recognized 45 students who will receive     financial resources to attend any Florida state college.  In addition, these … Read More

  • Celebrating Bright Spots in Arizona and Florida

    September 24, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    September 24, 2015

    The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics recently recognized 230 programs across the country as Bright Spots for investing in key education priorities affecting the Hispanic … Read More

  • Advancing the Economy Through Attainment

    September 24, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    September 24, 2015

    Cultivating a growing economy is a topic of much discussion in Arizona. Policy makers and business leaders alike are recognizing the inextricable link between education and the economy. At Helios, we … Read More

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