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  • Increasing Degree Completion by Giving Credit When It’s Due

    November 17, 2016

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    November 17, 2016

    The enthusiasm that Samantha Franks has to serve others is evident by the way she describes her internship at Heartland for Children in Bartow, Florida. Franks is driven to serve others, ensuring … Read More

  • College Football Playoff Foundation Benefits Local Classrooms

    November 14, 2016

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    November 14, 2016

    On the competitive football field, every yard counts. Off the field, equally as valuable are the extra yards the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation is willing to go for education.

    The College … Read More

  • Change is Inevitable, but Our Work Remains the Same

    October 28, 2016

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

    October 28, 2016

    With a highly charged and divisive presidential election behind us, emotional shockwaves continue to ripple through our communities. No matter our party affiliations, it should concern us all that … Read More

  • Florida High School Graduation Rates Trail National Average

    October 27, 2016

    Author: Michelle Boehm, Research and Evaluation Analyst

    October 27, 2016

    According to the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, the national high school graduation rate reached a record high of 83 percent in the 2014-2015 school year. … Read More

  • Experts Caution - When Lobbying Lawmakers, Trust Is Difficult to Earn and Easy to Lose

    October 26, 2016

    Author: Don Harris, Arizona Association of School Business Officials

    October 26, 2016

    Establishing relationships and maintaining your integrity are key elements in attempting to lobby and influence state legislators. That message was stressed by a premier lineup of lobbyists with … Read More

  • Arizona High School Graduation Rates Remain Stagnant

    October 25, 2016

    Author: Michelle Boehm, Research & Evaluation Analyst

    October 25, 2016

    According to a report released by the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, the national high school graduation rate reached a record high of 83 percent in the 2014-2 … Read More

  • Five Takeaways from Florida CAN's Webinar on "Understanding Credentials"

    October 24, 2016

    Author: Troy Miller, Associate Directory for Research & Policy, Florida College Access Network

    October 24, 2016

    Florida CAN recently hosted Jeff Strohl, director of research at Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce on a webinar about postsecondary degrees and credentials.  Dr. Strohl … Read More

  • University of South Florida Launches Enchanced Guaranteed Admission Program with HCC and Regional Florida Colleges

    October 24, 2016

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    October 24, 2016

    The University of South Florida System and seven regional Florida colleges recently celebrated the launch of FUSE, a new guaranteed admission program that creates a seamless and timely degree path … Read More

  • AzMERIT Data Highlights Need for Focus on Latino Student Success

    October 20, 2016

    Author: Michelle Boehm, Research & Evaluation Analyst

    October 20, 2016

    The Arizona Department of Education recently released final state results of the AzMERIT (Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching), the statewide achievement test in … Read More

  • The State of Latino Arizona: School Funding

    October 19, 2016

    Author: Dr. David Garcia, Arizona State University, Anabel Aportela, Arizona School Boards Association, Rob Vagi, Arizona State University and Larissa Gaias, Arizona State University

    October 19, 2016

    Ensuring that all students have access to an excellent education is key to Arizona’s future.  With this in mind, the State of Latino Arizona report sheds light on how two policy mechanisms (i.e. … Read More

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