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  • Student Perspective: First-Generation UCF Student Daniela Garcia

    November 25, 2019

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    Author: Daniela Garcia, University of Central Florida Student

    November 25, 2019

    The post below was a speech given by first-generation University of Central Florida student, Daniela Garcia, at the IGNITE Fundraising Campaign Closing Celebration. 

    Ignite Closing Celebration … Read More

  • President's Message

    November 22, 2019

    Author: Paul J. Luna, Helios Education Foundation

    November 22, 2019

    Earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court began hearing arguments regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  Essentially,  DACA provides more than 700,000 … Read More

  • Expect More Arizona Celebrates 10 Years of Supporting Education as a Top Priority

    November 18, 2019

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    November 18, 2019

    Just over ten years ago, Expect More Arizona was born.  The goal was to create a movement that would change the culture and make Arizona an education state in which all students have the chance to … Read More

  • Reenrollment Increases Attributed to Strategic Incentive

    October 24, 2019

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    October 24, 2019

    Research shows that a vast majority of students who enroll in a community college do not complete their degree within a six-year period. Each semester, students drop out or “stop out” of college for … Read More

  • Paul Luna Honored as Education Leader of the Year

    October 11, 2019

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    October 11, 2019

    Recently, Helios Education Foundation’s President and CEO, Paul J. Luna, was honored as one of Arizona Capitol Times’ Education Leaders of the Year. He was recognized for his work on behalf of … Read More

  • Increasing FAFSA Completion in Arizona

    October 10, 2019

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    October 10, 2019

    Currently in Arizona, less than half of high school seniors fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  However, according to the National College Access Center, high school … Read More

  • President's Message

    October 4, 2019

    Author: Paul J. Luna, Helios Education Foundation

    October 4, 2019

    Recently, I had the opportunity to serve on a panel at the National College Access Network Conference in Indianapolis.  It was a great conference and I was impressed with the focus and commitment of … Read More

  • The State of Census 2020: Moving On From the Citizenship Question Battle

    September 30, 2019

    Author: Arturo Vargas, Chief Executive Officer, NALEO Educational Fund

    September 30, 2019

    On July 11, President Donald Trump acquiesced to the June 27 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that effectively prevented the Administration from including a  citizenship question on the 2020 Census … Read More

  • Education Week’s Quality Counts 2019 Report Ranks Florida 4th in the Nation

    September 19, 2019

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    September 19, 2019

    Governor Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran celebrated the impactful work of Florida’s educators this week, which ranked the state 4th in the nation for K-12 student advancement … Read More

  • Dual Language Learning Contributes to Early Literacy Development

    September 17, 2019

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    September 17, 2019

    Nearly five years ago, Helios embarked on a project to help some of our youngest students increase their language and literacy skills through a robust two-way immersion (English-Spanish/Spanish- … Read More

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