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  • 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

  • National Council of La Raza Releases Report on Economic Condition of Florida’s Growing Latino Population

    June 16, 2016

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

    Florida currently ranks third in the nation for Latino population size, with approximately one in four residents identifying as Hispanic/Latino. Furthermore, the state’s Latino population is expected … Read More

  • Why Access to Education for Latinos in Florida is Imperative to the Growth and Development of the Economy

    June 14, 2016

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    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    In the recently published report, Latinos in the Sunshine State: Building a Brighter Future, the National Council on La Raza notes the significant population growth of Latinos in Florida, ranking the … Read More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Creating Opportunities For Success: 2015 In Review

    April 13, 2016

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    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    As I traveled through the states of Arizona and Florida in 2015 engaging with our partners, getting to know the people impacted by our work, and reflecting on our Foundation’s vision and commitment, … Read More

  • Three Florida Universities Partnering To Increase Student Success

    April 8, 2016

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    Author: Linda Jacobson

    As a high school student in Venezuela, Alejandro Bolivar found himself fascinated by biology. So when his family followed his grandparents to the Tampa area, Bolivar applied to the University of … Read More

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