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  • 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

  • Great Cities Need Great Universities 

    July 25, 2019

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    Author: Michael Preston, Ed.D., Executive Director, Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities

    July 25, 2019

    Miami, Orlando, and Tampa, Florida are great cities to live in, raise a family, start a business, and receive a world-class education. But these cities did not become great on their own. The success … Read More

  • Education Honor is Music to his Ears

    July 24, 2019

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    July 24, 2019

    Dr. Dakeyan Chá Dré Graham, Band Director at C. Leon King High School in Hillsborough County, was named the 2020 Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year.  

    “Congratulations to Dr. … Read More

  • Florida Department of Education Releases District and School Grades

    July 15, 2019

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    July 15, 2019

    Release of the 2018-2019 Florida School Accountability Report by the Florida Department of Education prompted praise for Florida’s educators and students by Governor Ron DeSantis and Education … Read More

  • The U.S. Department of Education Releases 2019 Condition of Education Report

    June 17, 2019

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    June 17, 2019

    By June 1 every year, The National Center for Education Statistics submits the Condition of Education report to Congress. Comprised of educational indicators spanning the continuum from early … Read More

  • The Education Commission of the States Day at the Arizona State Capitol

    June 12, 2019

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    June 12, 2019

    The Governor’s Office of Education, in partnership with Achieve60AZ and Helios Education Foundation, recently hosted the Education Commission of the States Day at the Arizona State Capitol.  It was … Read More

  • Partnering with Helios Education Foundation

    May 24, 2019

    Author: President Judy Genshaft, University of South Florida

    May 24, 2019

    The University of South Florida, a Preeminent research university, was founded in 1956 with a bold mission and a weighty responsibility. Optimistic and ambitious, early leaders of USF envisioned a … Read More

  • A Conversation with Superintendent Kathy Hoffman

    May 24, 2019

    May 24, 2019

    Kathy Hoffman was elected Arizona's Superintendent of Public Instruction in November, 2018 and took office last January.  We recently asked her to share her perspective on education in Arizona.

    What … Read More

  • University South Florida Mentor-Graduate Luncheon

    May 21, 2019

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 21, 2019

    True to the motto “We must lift as we climb” graduates of the University of South Florida’s (USF)  Latino Scholars program honored mentors and supporters, including Helios Education Foundation, at … Read More

  • Inaugural Cohort of Ready Now Yuma Scholars Selected

    May 9, 2019

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 9, 2019

    In 2012, Helios Education Foundation partnered with Yuma Union High School District and an initiative called Ready Now Yuma was born. This initiative provided all students in the district with access … Read More

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