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  • Highlights of Arizona’s Legislative Session -- Budget

    May 25, 2016

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

    Highlights of Arizona’s Legislative Session -- BudgetThe Arizona legislature recently concluded the 2016 regular session after 117 days.  The budget was passed without any cuts to K-12 education and … Read More

  • Making the Grade: A Decade of Research Experiences for Arizona’s Students

    May 24, 2016

    Author: Brandy Wells, Director of Public Affairs and Education for TGen

    Over the past decade, patients haven’t been the only beneficiaries of the leading-edge research conducted at the Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Since 2007, Arizona … Read More

  • Florida's Future Depends on Today's Learners

    May 24, 2016

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    Author: Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation

    That was the prevailing theme when more than 250 business, workforce, education, philanthropy and community leaders gathered together in June in Orlando for the Florida Chamber Foundation's 2016 … Read More

  • The National Institute for Early Research’s State of Preschool Report Shows Highs and Lows of Florida State-Funded Pre-Kindergarten Program

    May 24, 2016

    Author: Michelle Boehm, Research and Evaluation Analyst, Helios Education Foundation

    The nation continues to show steady progress in state-funded pre-kindergarten enrollment, funding and quality since the Great Recession. At the same time, some states continue to lag behind others … Read More

  • Highlights of Arizona’s Legislative Session -- Legislation

    May 23, 2016

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

    The 2016 Arizona Legislative Session ended on May 7th. Of the 1,247 bills introduced, 388 bills were passed by the legislature, and 374 were signed into law by the Governor. Great work was put in by … Read More

  • Arizona Education on Horizon

    May 22, 2016

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Click below to learn more about how school districts are planning their budgets as they await the results of Proposition 123.  Hear from Lori Garvey, Assistant Superintendent for the Madison School … Read More

  • Proposition 123: A First Step

    May 20, 2016

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    Author: Vince Roig, Founding Chairman and Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    As the final results of the special election have come in, Helios is pleased that the years-long, inflationary, K-12 funding lawsuit between the legislature and our public schools has been settled … Read More

  • The National Institute for Early Research’s State of Preschool Report Reveals Increased State Funding to Arizona Pre-Kindergarten Program

    May 19, 2016

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    Author: Michelle Boehm, Research and Evaluation Analyst, Helios Education Foundation

    The nation continues to show steady progress in state-funded pre-kindergarten program enrollment, funding and quality since the Great Recession. At the same time, some states continue to lag behind … Read More

  • Creating a College Going Culture In a Minority-Majority School District

    May 18, 2016

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    Author: Toni Badone, Superintendent, Yuma Union High School District

    Four years ago, the Class of 2016 walked into the classrooms of Yuma Union High School District as freshmen and began a unique journey.  During the journey, the students of the Class of 2016 made … Read More

  • LEAP – New Program Launched in Hillsborough County To Focus on Increasing Postsecondary Degree Attainment

    May 16, 2016

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    “Education is the single most powerful tool an individual can attain.  Education has the power to open the doors of opportunity, break the cycle of poverty and promote a more engaged citizenry,” said … Read More

  • Every Child

    May 16, 2016

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Education has the ability to change the life of a child and strengthen the community in which they live.  And, every child, regardless of zip code deserves a high-quality education.  Arizona has … Read More

  • Arizona Education on Horizon

    May 13, 2016

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    The most recent segment of Arizona Education focuses on paying for college and highlights the innovative partnership between Starbucks and Arizona State University.  The segment also includes a panel … Read More

  • College Knowing & Going

    May 12, 2016

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    Author: Cathryn Creno

    Phoenix Cesar Chavez High School senior Marco Mares is on a success trajectory. Neither of his parents attended college. He had not even heard of the concept of postsecondary entrance exams until he … Read More

  • How One School in Miami, Florida is Giving Low-Income Students The College Experience

    May 12, 2016

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    The 6th and 7th graders at the SEED School of Miami, a boarding school serving students from low-income homes and difficult circumstances, don’t have to imagine what it feels like to experience a … Read More

  • Message from the President and CEO

    May 9, 2016

    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    Recently, Helios sent out a survey to you, our key stakeholders, asking for your input on the kind of information you find valuable and would like to receive from us.  Thank you, to those of you who … Read More

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