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  • Making Progress Toward College and Career Readiness for All Yuma Students

    January 21, 2016

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    January 21, 2016

    With the increasing demands on the 21st-century workforce, all students should graduate from high school prepared for college and career success. However, improving the skills students need is a … Read More

  • Florida State Board of Education Sets State Assessment Scores

    January 13, 2016

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    January 13, 2016

    Every student, regardless of zip code, deserves a high-quality education. The challenge lies in what exactly meets the standard of “high-quality”.

    Florida’s state Board of Education recently set … Read More

  • Honoring High Achievers

    December 10, 2015

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    December 10, 2015

    Recently, Arizona State University (ASU) and Helios Education Foundation recognized high achieving high school students at a special event hosted by ASU’s Barrett Honors College.  Called Helios High … 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

  • 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

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