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  • State Board of Education Adopts New Florida Standards

    February 25, 2014

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    February 25, 2014

    Recently, Florida’s State Board of Education unanimously voted to adopt new student performance standards, called the Florida Standards, in English/Language Arts and Mathematics. In addition, the … Read More

  • President's Message

    February 24, 2014

    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    February 24, 2014

    In Arizona, the legislative session is in full swing, and in Florida, it will begin soon.  Undoubtedly, the debate about the implementation of the Florida Standards and Arizona’s College and Career … Read More

  • Helios' President and CEO Discusses Arizona Student Success Funding

    February 20, 2014

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    February 20, 2014

    Paul J. Luna, President and CEO of Helios Education Foundation discusses Govenor Jan Brewer's proposed plan for school funding.  The plan, called "Student Success Funding" relies on evaluating … Read More

  • National Attention Focused on Importance of Early Education

    February 20, 2014

    Author: Karen Ortiz, Vice President and Program Director, Early Childhood Education Initiatives

    February 20, 2014

    On Friday, January 17, President Obama signed into law a bipartisan spending bill for fiscal year 2014 with an almost $1.5 billion increase in early education.  As a foundation focused on creating … Read More

  • FAFSA February Helps Students Get Cash for College

    February 19, 2014

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    With the cost of college increasing, more and more students rely on financial aid to help pay for a college education.  In 2010-2011, the total cost of attendance for in-state students living on … Read More

  • Arizona Aims Higher

    February 6, 2014

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    February 6, 2014

    Too few Arizona students graduate from high school prepared for college, career and life. Did you know that just 7 out of 10 students graduate, and of those who do, more than half don’t qualify to … Read More

  • The African American Achievement Gap: Policy Strategies and Solutions

    January 28, 2014

    Author: Dr. Bruce Jones, Professor of Education, University of South Florida

    January 28, 2014

    In commemoration of the 1963 Civil Rights Movement March on Washington, D.C., the We CARE Campaign in partnership with the Urban League Consortium of Florida sponsored a series of town hall meetings … Read More

  • Helping Parents Ensure Excellence and Opportunity for Their Children

    January 27, 2014

    Author: John Fisher, Executive Director, Stand for Children Arizona

    January 27, 2014

    From my experience in the private sector, as an educator, and now in the non-profit sector, I have the privilege of seeing from a variety of perspectives how education impacts nearly every sector of … Read More

  • New Video Highlights Goals and Benefits of Ready Now Yuma

    January 21, 2014

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    January 21, 2014

    Helios Education Foundation and Yuma Union High School District are working to ensure every student in the district is prepared to succeed in college and career.  The initiative is helping students … Read More

  • Education Week Releases Annual Quality Counts Report

    January 15, 2014

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    January 15, 2014

    According to the annual Quality Counts report recently released, Florida improved its national K-12 achievement ranking to 7th in the country while Arizona fell to 38th.  The national report, … Read More

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