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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

  • Florida State Board of Education Releases State and District Grades

    March 23, 2016

    Author: Michelle Boehm, Research and Evaluation Analyst

    March 23, 2016

    Amid great debate, the Florida Department of Education recently announced preliminary school and district grades for the 2014-2015 school year. Although grades are typically released in the summer, … Read More

  • Focusing on Early Grade Success in Arizona

    March 22, 2016

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    Author: Dr. Karen Ortiz, Vice President and Program Director, Early Grade Success

    March 22, 2016

    In laying the foundation for success in school and beyond, the ages between birth to eight are the most critical in a child's development. Research indicates that children exposed to quality early … Read More

  • [Video] Ready Now Yuma - Promoting a College Going Culture in Arizona

    March 10, 2016

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    March 10, 2016

    Click below to view a short video about Ready Now Yuma and learn more about how Helios and Yuma Union High School District are working together toward college and career readiness for all Yuma … Read More

  • Former Helios TGen Scholar Exploring New Treatments for Cancer

    March 10, 2016

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    March 10, 2016

    Each year, 45 future scientists participate in one of the nation’s most advanced summer internship programs at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).  Each intern spends eight weeks … Read More

  • Dual Language Programs: Paving the Way for Student Success

    February 25, 2016

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    February 25, 2016

    As research continues to show, individuals who speak more than one language have higher level executive function skills including problem-solving and abstract thinking.  Having the ability to speak … 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

  • A First Step Toward Creating Equitable Funding for Education in Arizona

    February 1, 2016

    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    February 1, 2016

    Helios Education Foundation is dedicated to creating opportunities for individuals in Arizona and Florida to succeed in postsecondary education. As a result, we strategically partner to ensure more … Read More

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