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  • Collective Impact Framework Advances Degree Completion in Florida

    August 22, 2019

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    August 22, 2019

    Addressing Florida’s workforce readiness gap, local college access networks (LCANs), with guidance and leadership from the Florida College Access Network (FCAN), are increasing the number of … Read More

  • A Message to College Students as the Year Begins

    July 30, 2019

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    July 30, 2019

    For first-generation college students, navigating a new school environment can be daunting. Succeeding academically once they enroll, and completing a degree are often hindered by the circumstances … Read More

  • Message from the President

    July 30, 2019

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    July 30, 2019

    As a foundation focused on the success of students in Arizona and Florida, we are celebrating some positive gains in both states toward our mission of greater educational opportunities for students.   … Read More

  • Great Cities Need Great Universities 

    July 25, 2019

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    Author: Michael Preston, Ed.D., Executive Director, Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities

    July 25, 2019

    Miami, Orlando, and Tampa, Florida are great cities to live in, raise a family, start a business, and receive a world-class education. But these cities did not become great on their own. The success … Read More

  • Education Honor is Music to his Ears

    July 24, 2019

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    July 24, 2019

    Dr. Dakeyan Chá Dré Graham, Band Director at C. Leon King High School in Hillsborough County, was named the 2020 Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year.  

    “Congratulations to Dr. … Read More

  • Florida Department of Education Releases District and School Grades

    July 15, 2019

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    July 15, 2019

    Release of the 2018-2019 Florida School Accountability Report by the Florida Department of Education prompted praise for Florida’s educators and students by Governor Ron DeSantis and Education … Read More

  • The U.S. Department of Education Releases 2019 Condition of Education Report

    June 17, 2019

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    June 17, 2019

    By June 1 every year, The National Center for Education Statistics submits the Condition of Education report to Congress. Comprised of educational indicators spanning the continuum from early … Read More

  • The Education Commission of the States Day at the Arizona State Capitol

    June 12, 2019

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    June 12, 2019

    The Governor’s Office of Education, in partnership with Achieve60AZ and Helios Education Foundation, recently hosted the Education Commission of the States Day at the Arizona State Capitol.  It was … Read More

  • Partnering with Helios Education Foundation

    May 24, 2019

    Author: President Judy Genshaft, University of South Florida

    May 24, 2019

    The University of South Florida, a Preeminent research university, was founded in 1956 with a bold mission and a weighty responsibility. Optimistic and ambitious, early leaders of USF envisioned a … Read More

  • A Conversation with Superintendent Kathy Hoffman

    May 24, 2019

    May 24, 2019

    Kathy Hoffman was elected Arizona's Superintendent of Public Instruction in November, 2018 and took office last January.  We recently asked her to share her perspective on education in Arizona.

    What … Read More

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