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  • 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

  • Supporting Postsecondary Retention and Attainment

    February 16, 2017

    Author: Michelle Boehm, Research and Evaluation Analyst

    According to the Community College Research Center (2015), transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions offers “a critical avenue for upward mobility for many underserved students, … Read More

  • Traditional Schools Are Key to Success of Achieve60AZ

    February 6, 2017

    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO, Helios Education Foundation

    Helios Education Foundation joined over 60 organizations in Arizona in launching Achieve60Az, a community-owned initiative focused on boosting our state’s postsecondary education attainment* rate and … Read More

  • Getting to 60: Why Arizona’s Traditional Schools are Key to Meeting the Postsecondary Demands of Achieve60AZ

    February 6, 2017

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

    Regardless of how we look at Arizona’s college-going data, one thing stands clear.  The only way for our state to meet the long-term goals of Achieve60AZ is to ensure that our traditional public … Read More

  • Success in Career Begins in Classroom

    February 1, 2017

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    A student’s journey through formal education often begins with the primary colors and bright smiles associated with kindergarten classrooms. While, at the opposite end of the formal education … Read More

  • Florida Ranking Improves in 2017 Quality Counts Report

    February 1, 2017

    Author: Michelle Boehm, Research and Evaluation Analyst

    Education Week recently released its 21st annual Quality Counts report, Under Construction: Building on ESSA’s K-12 Foundation. The annual report features state rankings and grades with this year’s … Read More

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