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  • Yuma Union High School District Celebrating AP Successes

    July 10, 2015

    Author: Toni Badone, Superintendent, Yuma Union High School District

    July 10, 2015

    What are we celebrating?  The percentage of our students taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams who score a 3, 4 or 5 increased from 25 percent in 2006 to 32 percent in 2014.  That is a positive … 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

  • Future Plans Helps Students Succeed After Graduation

    July 10, 2015

    Author: Dr. Michael A. Grego, Superintendent, Pinellas Co

    July 10, 2015

      Last fall, Pinellas County Schools along with the Pinellas Education Foundation and Helios Education Foundation launched Future Plans™. Future Plans is a career guidance program that is a self- … Read More

  • Access to High Quality Early Learning in Florida

    June 22, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    June 22, 2015

    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.  Ensuring young children have access to quality early … 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

  • Ready Now Yuma Profiles Graduates Who are "Ready"

    June 4, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    June 4, 2015

    Over the past month, Yuma Union High School District (YUHSD) has been profiling some of their graduating seniors.  Each profiled student wrote a short blog post about their experience at YUHSD and … Read More

  • Graduation Celebration

    June 1, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    June 1, 2015

    This time of year is full of promise, anticipation and transition as young adults who were once students become graduates. Whether the transition is from high school to postsecondary education or … Read More

  • Cuts to Higher Education May Hinder Postsecondary Completion

    May 22, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 22, 2015

    Arizona is spending 47 percent less this year per college student than it did in 2008, which is a larger percentage cut than any other state in the nation.   Florida spending is down by 25 percent.   … Read More

  • Building a Grad Nation

    May 15, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 15, 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

  • Expanding College Access to all Students Will Increase Arizona’s Economic Stability

    May 12, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 12, 2015

    Recently, a Maricopa County Superior judge ruled that undocumented students who have work visas under the federal DeferredAction for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program can pay “in-state  ” tuition at … Read More

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