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  • New Report from America’s Promise Highlights Efforts in Tucson, Arizona

    April 16, 2019

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    April 16, 2019

    Today, America’s Promise Alliance’s Center for Promise released a new report, More Than a Village:  Perspectives on Re-engagement in Tucson, which highlights the critical role that positive and … Read More

  • Using National Student Clearinghouse Data for Student Success

    April 12, 2019

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    Author: Michelle Boehm, Analytics and Evaluation Director

    April 12, 2019

    What is the National Student Clearinghouse?  

    The National Student Clearinghouse is a nonprofit national high education data collaborative whose mission is to serve the education community through … Read More

  • Arizona Kids Count Report Shows Improvement, Work Still Needs to be Done

    April 10, 2019

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    Author: Michelle Boehm, Analytics and Evaluation Director

    April 10, 2019

    The Children’s Action Alliance recently released its Arizona Kids Count Databook, comparing benchmarks of child well-being and demographic trends from 2009 to 2016. Across this seven year timeframe, … Read More

  • 30,000 Arizona High School Juniors Taking ACT Today

    April 2, 2019

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    Author: Michelle Boehm, Analytics and Evaluation Director

    April 2, 2019

    On Tuesday, April 2nd, approximately 30,000 juniors from 18 school districts across Arizona will sit to take the ACT exam as part of Helios’ College Knowing & Going initiative. 

    Beginning in 2009, … Read More

  • A Focus on SEL

    March 27, 2019

    Author: Joy Prescott, 2019 Florida Teacher of the Year

    March 27, 2019

    When I began my teaching career, the focus in my classroom was centered on academics. My teaching style was very teacher directed. I believed that in order for my students to be successful I needed … Read More

  • Achieve60AZ is Arizona's Greatest Opportunity

    March 22, 2019

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    March 22, 2019

    Recently, Achieve60AZ released its first State of Attainment report.  The report provides an overview of where we stand as a state in regards to our postsecondary attainment and outlines what we … Read More

  • Take Part in the FAFSA Challenge: Deadline March 31

    March 22, 2019

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    March 22, 2019

    One of the most intimidating aspects of completing a postsecondary degree is financial. 

    Too often students with high potential but low means shy away from pursuing a degree based on the assumption … Read More

  • President's Message

    March 20, 2019

    Author: Paul J. Luna, Helios Education Foundation

    March 20, 2019

    In just a little over six months, Helios Education Foundation will move to our new permanent location near 32nd street and Camelback in Phoenix.  This move culminates years of dreaming and planning … Read More

  • Promoting Degree Attainment Among Former Foster Youth

    March 4, 2019

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    March 4, 2019

    Helios Education Foundation's mission is to enrich the lives of individuals in both Arizona and Florida by creating opportunities for success in postsecondary education. Ensuring students not only … Read More

  • Measuring Our Progress

    February 22, 2019

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    February 22, 2019

    Did you know that only 37 percent of third grade students in Phoenix charter and traditional schools combined are proficient in reading while 62 percent of Gilbert’s third graders are proficient?  … Read More

  • A College Journey Built on Mentorship

    January 25, 2019

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    January 25, 2019

    January is National Mentoring Month, a nationwide campaign to honor the life-long impact committed mentors have on students and promote mentoring nationwide.  

    Helios Education Foundation is proud … Read More

  • College and Career Readiness in Arizona

    January 23, 2019

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    Author: Michelle Boehm, Analytics and Evaluation Director

    January 23, 2019

    As part of Helios Education Foundation’s College Knowing & Going initiative and the College Readiness Pilot program conducted by the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education, over 44,000 … Read More

  • President's Message

    January 22, 2019

    Author: Paul J. Luna, Helios Education Foundation

    January 22, 2019

    As 2019 is off to a strong start, I am looking forward to new opportunities to engage in the community and create partnerships that will strengthen education in both Arizona and Florida.  In Arizona, … Read More

  • Mentorship Matters. Give, Receive, and Give Again

    January 4, 2019

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    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    January 4, 2019

    Although the holiday season has ended and we have turned the page on another year, our opportunity to give goes on. 

    January is National Mentoring Month, a time on the calendar to honor the life- … Read More

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