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  • Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund of Metro Orlando and Helios Education Foundation Celebrate Hispanic Scholarship Recipients

    October 29, 2014

    October 29, 2014

    15TH ANNUAL HISPANIC HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CEREMONY

    Orlando, FL-Thirty outstanding Hispanic students attending local universities will be honored and recognized at the Hispanic Heritage … Read More

  • Celebrate the Past and Empower our Students for the Future During Hispanic Heritage Season

    October 10, 2014

    Author: Grace Maseda

    October 10, 2014

    Hispanic Heritage season is celebrated annually September 15 – October 15. All across Arizona and Florida, communities come together to celebrate the diversity and richness that Hispanics, hailing … Read More

  • Why College Matters for Arizona

    October 7, 2014

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    Author: Rich Nickel, President and CEO of College Success Arizona

    October 7, 2014

    This article was previously posted on Helios Education Foundation's blog. 

    Today, more than ever, the most powerful instrument of economic mobility for Arizonans, particularly low-income residents, … Read More

  • Common Core State Standards: Focus on the Standards, Not the Terminology

    October 6, 2014

    Author: Stacy Carlson, Ph.D.

    October 6, 2014

    Common Core State Standards, known in Arizona as Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards and in Florida as Florida Standards, propel students to reach higher, engage teachers to instruct with … Read More

  • Advancing a College-Going Culture

    October 2, 2014

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    October 2, 2014

    Like many students in the Tampa area, Jasmine grew up in a home where education wasn't a priority.  Her parents had completed high school but had no formal postsecondary education.  Jasmine's focus … Read More

  • Instilling a Love of Literacy Through Dramatic Play

    October 1, 2014

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    October 1, 2014

    Learning to read is one of the most important skills that every child needs to master in order to build a foundation for academic success.   In fact, emergent literacy and language acquisition during … Read More

  • Increasing Student Achievement

    October 1, 2014

    Author: Superintendent MaryEllen Elia, Hillsborough County Public Schools

    October 1, 2014

    This article was previously posted on Helios Education Foundation's Blog. 

    This is a time of incredible educational change in the state of Florida, and amid all the “moving parts” and new … Read More

  • Challenging, Supporting and Preparing Arizona Students

    October 1, 2014

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    October 1, 2014

    Ruo Qiu is a 17-year-old Yuma, Arizona, high school senior who does not just dream of obtaining a college education, she is certain about it.

    "University, of course," she says when asked about her … Read More

  • Dr. Jo Anne Vasquez Transitions to New Role as Full-Time Consultant

    September 29, 2014

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    September 29, 2014

    Dr. Jo Anne Vasquez, Helios Education Foundation’s Vice President of Educational Practices, will be leaving her full time role with Helios at the end of September to focus on full-time consulting and … Read More

  • A Review of the Arizona and Florida 2014 Legislative Sessions

    July 22, 2014

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    Author: Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer

    July 22, 2014

    The regular legislative sessions in both Arizona and Florida have come to a close. Here are some legislative highlights from both states:

    STATE EDUCATION BUDGET

    In both states, per-student funding … Read More

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