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  • Ensuring Latino Student Success Through Strategic Policy Engagement

    June 26, 2018

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    Author: Janice Palmer, Vice President and Director of Policy

    June 26, 2018

    One of Helios Education Foundation’s key beliefs is that education changes lives and strengthens communities. That’s why we seek to increase the number of young adults – especially students in … Read More

  • New Education Trust Report Highlights Need for Continued Focus on Latino Student Success

    June 14, 2018

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    June 14, 2018

    Today, The Education Trust released its most recent report titled, “The State of Higher Education Equity.”  The report provides state-by-state snapshots of the state of college degree attainment for … Read More

  • The U.S. Department of Education Releases 2018 "Condition of Education" Report

    June 5, 2018

    Author: Michelle Boehm, Research & Evaluation Analyst

    June 5, 2018

    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

  • MOU Signed to Conduct Research Supporting Central Florida Students

    May 30, 2018

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 30, 2018

    Helios Education Foundation joined partners Orange County Public Schools, the School District of Osceola County, Valencia College, and University of Central Florida to sign a memorandum of … Read More

  • College Readiness is a Critical Factor in Student's Postsecondary Persistence

    May 29, 2018

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 29, 2018

    Over the last several years, there has been significant conversation at both state and national levels about the importance of postsecondary degree attainment to individual quality of life as well as … Read More

  • Every Student Deserves a High Quality Education

    May 29, 2018

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 29, 2018

    Arizona’s State Board of Education has been working for several years to revise our school accountability system.  Accountability is critical to ensure that schools are meeting the needs of Arizona … Read More

  • President's Message

    May 28, 2018

    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    May 28, 2018

    In my role as President and CEO of Helios Education Foundation, I have the honor and privilege of spending time at education-related community meetings in both Arizona and Florida.  It is always … Read More

  • Everyone Can Be Part of First Things First

    May 25, 2018

    Author: Marilee Dal Pra, CEO, First Things First

    May 25, 2018

    by Marilee Dal Pra, Chief Executive Officer, First Things First

    As the new CEO at First Things First (FTF), I am honored to lead such a dynamic and effective organization. It’s especially rewarding … Read More

  • Excelencia in Education

    May 16, 2018

    Author: by Sarita E. Brown, President

    May 16, 2018

    Some believe a focus on race and ethnicity divides us as a society. Excelencia in Education, a national, nonprofit organization, believes acknowledging racial and ethnic trends describe our society … Read More

  • NALEO Arizona Statewide Summit on the State of Latino Education

    May 3, 2018

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 3, 2018

    Recently, more than 55 Arizona policymakers participated in the NALEO Arizona Statewide Summit on the State of Latino Education.  The Summit is part of the NALEO Arizona Leadership Academy, which … Read More

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