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  • 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

  • Building a Strong Foundation for Students

    September 15, 2015

    Author: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent, Hillsborough County Public Schools

    September 15, 2015

    Life is all about connections; to our neighbors, to community services, to our school. As the largest employer in Hillsborough County we must connect our students to their future, through engaged … Read More

  • College Readiness of Arizona High School Juniors

    August 25, 2015

    Author: Dr. Paul Perrault, Director of Research & Evaluation

    August 25, 2015

    The ACT college entrance examination is one of the most important steps that Arizona students can take toward entering postsecondary education.  First, it provides students with individualized … Read More

  • Arizona State Board of Education Approves AzMERIT Performance Levels

    August 17, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    August 17, 2015

    Recently, the Arizona State Board of Education (ASBE) unanimously approved performance levels for AzMERIT which is Arizona’s College and Career Readiness Standards assessment. 

    The purpose of the … Read More

  • Arizona Education Segment Features Early Childhood Education

    August 12, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    August 12, 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

  • Credit When It’s Due

    August 10, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    August 10, 2015

    How do you increase the degree completion rate of college students?

    You give them Credit When It’s Due.

    The Credit When It’s Due initiative develops reverse transfer programs and policies that … Read More

  • Assessing Kindergarten Readiness in Arizona

    July 22, 2015

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

    July 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 high quality early … Read More

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