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  • This Missing Piece May Be Arizona’s Key to the Higher Education Access and Attainment Puzzle

    April 19, 2017

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

    Increased postsecondary attainment will shape the future of Arizona.The massive economic and social benefits of increasing postsecondary access and attainment will substantially enhance the state’s … Read More

  • Success in Career and Life Starts in the Early Grades

    April 18, 2017

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Helios Education Foundation is dedicated to creating opportunities for individuals inArizona and Florida to succeed in postsecondary education. As a result, we strategically partner to ensure more … Read More

  • The Degree He Didn't Know He Earned

    April 5, 2017

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    A student attending a Maricopa community college earned a large number of business course credits and intended to transfer to a business school to earn a four-year degree. But the student, Habib, had … Read More

  • Is Florida Ready To Tackle The Jobs Of The Future?

    April 3, 2017

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

    In 1994, the Florida Chamber Foundation released No More Excuses: What Businesses Must Do to Help Improve Florida’s Schools, which showed that assessment, accountability and improving student … Read More

  • SEED School Miami Helps Students Overcome Adversity

    March 28, 2017

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    How do you overcome adversity when you know nothing else? Overcoming adversity is a challenge numerous students face in order to complete a college degree. Often the degrees of adversity are as … Read More

  • Challenge Grant Successful in Incentivizing Growth of Local College Access Networks

    March 23, 2017

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    As research from Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce confirms, over 65 percent of Florida’s jobs will require a postsecondary degree by the year 2020. Florida is experiencing … Read More

  • Preparing Students for Postsecondary Opportunities: How Helios Education Foundation is Using Technology in Support of Guidance Counselors

    March 21, 2017

    Author: Dr. Paul Perrault, Vice President and Director of Research and Evaluation and Michelle Boehm, Research and Evaluation Analyst

    High school guidance counselors have an enormous impact on the lives of students each and every day.  From ensuring that students have the correct courses to graduate, to advising them on college and … Read More

  • Engaging "Opportunity Youth"

    March 20, 2017

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Nationwide, about one in seven young adults ages 16-24 are neither working nor are they in school. Often referred to as disconnected youth, these individuals have lost focus and are not on track to … Read More

  • Arizona Legislative Update

    March 14, 2017

    Author: Janice Palmer, Vice President and Director of Policy, Helios Education Foundation

    We’ve past the midway point in Arizona’s 100-day Legislative Session. Committees have completed work for bills in their house of origin and the bills are now making their way to the other chamber for … Read More

  • The Case for Need-Based State Grant Aid

    March 9, 2017

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Currently, only 42 percent of Arizonan’s have a postsecondary degree or certificate.  However, according to the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, in just three years, 68 … Read More

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