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  • Message from the President and CEO

    May 9, 2016

    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    May 9, 2016

    Recently, Helios sent out a survey to you, our key stakeholders, asking for your input on the kind of information you find valuable and would like to receive from us.  Thank you, to those of you who … Read More

  • Why You Should Vote YES on Prop 123

    April 28, 2016

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    Author: Vince Roig, Founding Chairman and Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    April 28, 2016

    One of Helios Education Foundation’s fundamental beliefs is that education is an investment and not an expense. As Arizonans consider the future of our state, we have an important decision to make … Read More

  • Nearly 30,000 Arizona Students Taking ACT Exam Today

    April 19, 2016

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    April 19, 2016

    Today, 29,774 Arizona students are taking a critical step on the path toward postsecondary education.  These students are taking the ACT exam which helps determine how prepared they are for college … Read More

  • Creating Opportunities For Success: 2015 In Review

    April 13, 2016

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    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    April 13, 2016

    As I traveled through the states of Arizona and Florida in 2015 engaging with our partners, getting to know the people impacted by our work, and reflecting on our Foundation’s vision and commitment, … Read More

  • Three Florida Universities Partnering To Increase Student Success

    April 8, 2016

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    Author: Linda Jacobson

    April 8, 2016

    As a high school student in Venezuela, Alejandro Bolivar found himself fascinated by biology. So when his family followed his grandparents to the Tampa area, Bolivar applied to the University of … Read More

  • Dr. Stacy Carlson Transitions to the Florida Philanthropic Network

    April 5, 2016

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    April 5, 2016

    A sad farewell and hearty congratulations to Vice President and Program Director, College and Career Readiness, Dr. Stacy Carlson, who will leave Helios Education Foundation to become President and … Read More

  • Closing the Latino Student Achievement Gap

    March 31, 2016

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    Author: Cathryn Creno

    March 31, 2016

    Her parents grew up in Mexico and never had the opportunity to finish high school. Her older brother never felt comfortable in American schools. He dropped out to go to work.

    Needless to say, Alicia … Read More

  • Arizona Businesses See Education as Greatest Challenge

    March 31, 2016

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    Author: Cathryn Creno

    March 31, 2016

    Results of a December 2015 survey of 400 Arizona business leaders by the Arizona Commerce Authority, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Alliance … Read More

  • Arizona’s Changing Demographics and the Academic Divide

    March 31, 2016

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    Author: Cathryn Creno

    March 31, 2016

    Present-day demographers discuss Arizona’s current Latino population boom as if the trend were something new, but many Latinos know that their ancestors have played a strong role in Arizona history … Read More

  • Florida State Board of Education Releases State and District Grades

    March 23, 2016

    Author: Michelle Boehm, Research and Evaluation Analyst

    March 23, 2016

    Amid great debate, the Florida Department of Education recently announced preliminary school and district grades for the 2014-2015 school year. Although grades are typically released in the summer, … Read More

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