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  • Engaging "Opportunity Youth"

    March 20, 2017

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    March 20, 2017

    Nationwide, about one in seven young adults ages 16-24 are neither working nor are they in school. Often referred to as disconnected youth, these individuals have lost focus and are not on track to … Read More

  • Arizona Legislative Update

    March 14, 2017

    Author: Janice Palmer, Vice President and Director of Policy, Helios Education Foundation

    March 14, 2017

    We’ve past the midway point in Arizona’s 100-day Legislative Session. Committees have completed work for bills in their house of origin and the bills are now making their way to the other chamber for … Read More

  • The Case for Need-Based State Grant Aid

    March 9, 2017

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    March 9, 2017

    Currently, only 42 percent of Arizonan’s have a postsecondary degree or certificate.  However, according to the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, in just three years, 68 … Read More

  • Supporting Postsecondary Retention and Attainment

    February 16, 2017

    Author: Michelle Boehm, Research and Evaluation Analyst

    February 16, 2017

    According to the Community College Research Center (2015), transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions offers “a critical avenue for upward mobility for many underserved students, … Read More

  • Traditional Schools Are Key to Success of Achieve60AZ

    February 6, 2017

    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO, Helios Education Foundation

    February 6, 2017

    Helios Education Foundation joined over 60 organizations in Arizona in launching Achieve60Az, a community-owned initiative focused on boosting our state’s postsecondary education attainment* rate and … Read More

  • Getting to 60: Why Arizona’s Traditional Schools are Key to Meeting the Postsecondary Demands of Achieve60AZ

    February 6, 2017

    Author: Dr. Paul Perrault, Vice President and Director of Research and Evaluation and Michelle Boehm, Research and Evaluation Analyst

    February 6, 2017

    Regardless of how we look at Arizona’s college-going data, one thing stands clear.  The only way for our state to meet the long-term goals of Achieve60AZ is to ensure that our traditional public … Read More

  • Success in Career Begins in Classroom

    February 1, 2017

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    February 1, 2017

    A student’s journey through formal education often begins with the primary colors and bright smiles associated with kindergarten classrooms. While, at the opposite end of the formal education … Read More

  • Florida Ranking Improves in 2017 Quality Counts Report

    February 1, 2017

    Author: Michelle Boehm, Research and Evaluation Analyst

    February 1, 2017

    Education Week recently released its 21st annual Quality Counts report, Under Construction: Building on ESSA’s K-12 Foundation. The annual report features state rankings and grades with this year’s … Read More

  • Arizona Moves up One Spot in 2017 Quality Counts Ranking

    February 1, 2017

    Author: Michelle Boehm, Research and Evaluation Analyst

    February 1, 2017

    Education Week recently released its 21st annual Quality Counts report, Under Construction: Building on ESSA’s K-12 Foundation. The annual report features state rankings and grades with this year’s … Read More

  • Arizona Legislative Session Begins

    January 26, 2017

    Author: Janice Palmer, Vice President and Director of Policy, Helios Education Foundation

    January 26, 2017

    With our first-ever Arizona and Florida Public Policy agendas adopted, Helios Education Foundation has begun its active participation in key  policy arenas and is ready for the 2017 Legislative … Read More

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