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Postsecondary Success

  • Closing the Latino Student Achievement Gap

    March 31, 2016

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    Author: Cathryn Creno

    Her parents grew up in Mexico and never had the opportunity to finish high school. Her older brother never felt comfortable in American schools. He dropped out to go to work.

    Needless to say, Alicia … Read More

  • Arizona Businesses See Education as Greatest Challenge

    March 31, 2016

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    Author: Cathryn Creno

    Results of a December 2015 survey of 400 Arizona business leaders by the Arizona Commerce Authority, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Alliance … 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

  • Honoring High Achievers

    December 10, 2015

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Recently, Arizona State University (ASU) and Helios Education Foundation recognized high achieving high school students at a special event hosted by ASU’s Barrett Honors College.  Called Helios High … Read More

  • Advancing the Economy Through Attainment

    September 24, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Cultivating a growing economy is a topic of much discussion in Arizona. Policy makers and business leaders alike are recognizing the inextricable link between education and the economy. At Helios, we … Read More

  • Credit When It’s Due

    August 10, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    How do you increase the degree completion rate of college students?

    You give them Credit When It’s Due.

    The Credit When It’s Due initiative develops reverse transfer programs and policies that … Read More

  • UF Survey Finds Bilingual Instruction Supported By A Majority Of Floridians

    July 19, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    While researchers debate the cognitive advantages of bilingualism, Floridians seem to recognize the practical advantages of speaking more than one language. In fact, 67 percent of Floridians surveyed … Read More

  • Partnering for Postsecondary Education Success

    July 12, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Recognizing the value and strength of partnership, Helios Education Foundation is proud to fund the Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities, which is an innovative partnership … Read More

  • Cuts to Higher Education May Hinder Postsecondary Completion

    May 22, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Arizona is spending 47 percent less this year per college student than it did in 2008, which is a larger percentage cut than any other state in the nation.   Florida spending is down by 25 percent.   … Read More

  • Building a Grad Nation

    May 15, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Recently, America’s Promise released their annual report, “Building a Grad Nation:  Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic.”  According to the report, the national high … Read More

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