Education Excellence

  • Nation's Report Card: Students Aren't Ready for College and Career Success

    May 12, 2014

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    New scores from the Nation’s Report Card were recently released detailing the math and reading performance of high school seniors in 2013.  According to the report, reading and math scores for 12th … Read More

  • Arizona Aims Higher

    February 6, 2014

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Too few Arizona students graduate from high school prepared for college, career and life. Did you know that just 7 out of 10 students graduate, and of those who do, more than half don’t qualify to … Read More

  • The African American Achievement Gap: Policy Strategies and Solutions

    January 28, 2014

    Author: Dr. Bruce Jones, Professor of Education, University of South Florida

    In commemoration of the 1963 Civil Rights Movement March on Washington, D.C., the We CARE Campaign in partnership with the Urban League Consortium of Florida sponsored a series of town hall meetings … Read More

  • Helping Parents Ensure Excellence and Opportunity for Their Children

    January 27, 2014

    Author: John Fisher, Executive Director, Stand for Children Arizona

    From my experience in the private sector, as an educator, and now in the non-profit sector, I have the privilege of seeing from a variety of perspectives how education impacts nearly every sector of … Read More

  • Education Week Releases Annual Quality Counts Report

    January 15, 2014

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    According to the annual Quality Counts report recently released, Florida improved its national K-12 achievement ranking to 7th in the country while Arizona fell to 38th.  The national report, … Read More

  • A Hope for the Future

    January 3, 2014

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    "My goal in life is to be happy.  I have no idea where life will take me from this point, but I am determined to work hard, to get an education, to grow, and be happy. Whether I become a doctor, an … Read More

  • We Need to Band Together to Close the Hispanic Student-Achievement Chasm

    December 23, 2013

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

    The following letter to the editor ran in the Monday, December 23 edition of the Arizona Republic.  The letter is in response to an article titled, "Bridging Arizona's Hispanic Student-Achievement … Read More

  • Ready Now Yuma Initiative Launches New Resource for Students, Families and Educators

    November 22, 2013

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Helios Education Foundation and Yuma Union High School District are working to ensure every student in the district is prepared to succeed in college and career. The Ready Now Yuma initiative … Read More

  • YUHSD is Boldly Leading Local Students Into Future

    June 20, 2013

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    Author: Sybil Francis, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Center for the Future of Arizona

    It is no wonder that Ready Now Yuma was recently selected as an Expect More Excellence Tour Spotlight Award winner. Superintendent Toni Badone, a visionary leader with true grit, has set Yuma Union … Read More

  • Making Education Arizona’s Priority

    May 15, 2013

    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    There has never been a more important time in Arizona education as we ask ourselves: Do we have the leadership and public will to achieve a world-class education system for all students? Is our … Read More

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