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  • Recent AzMERIT Scores Show Incremental, Positive Gains

    September 11, 2017

    Author: Michelle Boehm, Research and Evaluation Analyst

    The Arizona Department of Education recently released preliminary state results of the 2017 AzMERIT (Arizona’s Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching), the statewide achievement test … Read More

  • Supporting Teachers in Arizona and Florida

    September 5, 2017

    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at the Cartwright Elementary School District’s annual Back to School event.  Cartwright has a long history in Arizona with its first one-room school opening … Read More

  • Delivering on Our Mission

    August 22, 2017

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Helios Education Foundation is focused on ensuring that every student in Arizona and Florida graduates from high school prepared to succeed in college and career.  Our work is driven by our strong- … Read More

  • Dual Language Strategies in the Early Grades

    August 18, 2017

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Our fundamental beliefs in community, equity, investment and partnership drive Helios Education Foundation to ensure that every student, regardless of zip code, receives a high-quality education. As … Read More

  • Examining College Readiness in Arizona

    August 10, 2017

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    As Arizona strives to remain competitive in today’s global economy, it’s important for all of us to understand the barriers – at home, in school and in the community – that prevent students from … Read More

  • Our New Tampa Office is Open

    August 9, 2017

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    We are proud to announce that the new Helios Education Foundation Tampa office is open.

    The Foundation is confident that our new office space will create an environment of collaboration and … Read More

  • Latino Student Education and Arizona's Future

    August 2, 2017

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    Author: Gonzalo A. de la Melena, Jr., President and CEO of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

    The pipeline to the future of Arizona’s economic success leads directly through our state’s education system and its fast-growing Latino community.

    Today, nearly 50 percent of the students in … Read More

  • Are Florida Students Ready for the Workforce?

    July 31, 2017

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    As Laurie Meggesin, Executive Director, Florida College Access Network, told us a few weeks ago, “As we progress through the 21st century, our rapidly changing economy will need an increasingly … Read More

  • Legislators Form the Committee on Early Grade Success

    July 25, 2017

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    Author: Helios Education Founation

    Recognizing the invaluable foundation children acquire in preschool and the important role that preschool education plays in kindergarten readiness, Florida legislators created the Committee on Early … Read More

  • Paul J. Luna Announced as Torch of Liberty Honoree by Anti-Defamation League of Arizona

    July 25, 2017

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of Arizona announced on July 24, 2017 Paul J. Luna, President and CEO of Helios Education Foundation, as the honoree for the 2017 Torch of Liberty Award. The award … Read More

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