Education Excellence

  • Helios Education Foundation is Committed to Florida's Future

    July 8, 2016

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Helios Education Foundation is committed to ensuring every individual in Arizona and Florida has the opportunity to attend and is prepared to succeed in postsecondary education.   

    In Florida, … Read More

  • The U.S. Department of Education Releases Annual Condition of Education Report

    June 8, 2016

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

    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

  • Arizona’s Changing Demographics and the Academic Divide

    March 31, 2016

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    Author: Cathryn Creno

    Present-day demographers discuss Arizona’s current Latino population boom as if the trend were something new, but many Latinos know that their ancestors have played a strong role in Arizona history … Read More

  • Florida State Board of Education Releases State and District Grades

    March 23, 2016

    Author: Michelle Boehm, Research and Evaluation Analyst

    Amid great debate, the Florida Department of Education recently announced preliminary school and district grades for the 2014-2015 school year. Although grades are typically released in the summer, … Read More

  • Arizona’s Education Standards Equal High Expectations for Students

    November 6, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Today’s students are preparing to enter a world in which expectations from postsecondary institutions and the workforce are more demanding than ever before.  It is imperative that they embrace 21st … Read More

  • Yuma Union High School District Celebrates College-Going Rates

    October 30, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Recently, the Arizona Board of Regents reported on how many 2014 high school graduates enrolled in postsecondary education upon graduation.  Of the 488 schools included in the report, college … Read More

  • Celebrating Bright Spots in Arizona and Florida

    September 24, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics recently recognized 230 programs across the country as Bright Spots for investing in key education priorities affecting the Hispanic … Read More

  • Building a Strong Foundation for Students

    September 15, 2015

    Author: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent, Hillsborough County Public Schools

    Life is all about connections; to our neighbors, to community services, to our school. As the largest employer in Hillsborough County we must connect our students to their future, through engaged … Read More

  • Graduation Celebration

    June 1, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    This time of year is full of promise, anticipation and transition as young adults who were once students become graduates. Whether the transition is from high school to postsecondary education or … Read More

  • Increasing Student Achievement

    October 1, 2014

    Author: Superintendent MaryEllen Elia, Hillsborough County Public Schools

    This article was previously posted on Helios Education Foundation's Blog. 

    This is a time of incredible educational change in the state of Florida, and amid all the “moving parts” and new … Read More

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