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  • 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

  • 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

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