Archives / 2015 / March
  • Arizona's Challenged Graduation Rates

    March 27, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”  ~ Derek Bok

    While high school graduation rates for the United States have increased annually since academic year 2010-11, the state of Arizona … Read More

  • Message From the President and CEO

    March 27, 2015

    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    With Arizona's 2015 legislative session now concluded and Florida's legislative session still underway, I am reminded of the critical role that our legislators play in ensuring our students are … Read More

  • State Budget Cuts Ignore Value of Community Colleges

    March 26, 2015

    Author: Dr. Rufus Glasper, Chancellor, The Maricopa Community Colleges

    Governor Doug Ducey has signed his first budget. We are disappointed that Maricopa Community Colleges will receive exactly $0 from the state this year and going forward. Cuts in state appropriations  … Read More

  • High-Quality Education for Florida Students

    March 18, 2015

    Author: Pam Stewart, Commissioner, Florida Department of Education

    Each day I arrive at the Florida Department of Education with one overarching goal in mind, to ensure all Florida students  receive a high-quality education that will equip them with the knowledge … Read More

  • AZ Earn to Learn - Investing in College Success

    March 10, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Did you know that by 2018, 61 percent of Arizona’s jobs will require some form of postsecondary training?  Yet, currently in Arizona, only 36 percent of working-age adults have completed at least a … Read More

  • School Readiness – A Neighborhood Priority

    March 9, 2015

    Author: Rebecca Lindgren, Marketing Communications Director, Helios Education Foundation

    On Wednesday mornings, young children and their parents walk through the door of Make Way for Books (MWFB)  in Tucson, Arizona, in great anticipation of who they will meet that day.  On the day I … Read More

  • VIEWPOINTS: Bridging the Latino Achievement Gap

    March 8, 2015

    Author: Paul J. Luna and Tommy Espinoza

    Paul J. Luna, President and CEO, Helios Education Foundation Tommy Espinoza, President and CEO, Raza Development FundNote:  This article originally ran in the Arizona Republic on March 8, 2015. … Read More

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