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  • Graduation Celebration

    June 1, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    June 1, 2015

    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

  • Cuts to Higher Education May Hinder Postsecondary Completion

    May 22, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 22, 2015

    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

    May 15, 2015

    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

  • Expanding College Access to all Students Will Increase Arizona’s Economic Stability

    May 12, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 12, 2015

    Recently, a Maricopa County Superior judge ruled that undocumented students who have work visas under the federal DeferredAction for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program can pay “in-state  ” tuition at … Read More

  • 2014 Pacesetters Named by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

    May 11, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 11, 2015

    The states of Arizona and Florida, along with Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa and Ohio have been recognized as 2014 Pacesetters by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for their efforts … Read More

  • Arizona’s Economic Imperative: Increasing Latino Degree Attainment

    May 1, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 1, 2015

    Educating every student in Arizona is essential to ensuring our state’s economic prosperity, yet a growing portion of Arizona’s future workforce is falling short of essential degree attainment.  This … Read More

  • Arizona's Challenged Graduation Rates

    March 27, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    March 27, 2015

    “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”  ~ Derek Bok

    While high school graduation rates for the United States have increased annually since academic year 2010-11, the state of Arizona … Read More

  • Message From the President and CEO

    March 27, 2015

    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    March 27, 2015

    With Arizona's 2015 legislative session now concluded and Florida's legislative session still underway, I am reminded of the critical role that our legislators play in ensuring our students are … Read More

  • State Budget Cuts Ignore Value of Community Colleges

    March 26, 2015

    Author: Dr. Rufus Glasper, Chancellor, The Maricopa Community Colleges

    March 26, 2015

    Governor Doug Ducey has signed his first budget. We are disappointed that Maricopa Community Colleges will receive exactly $0 from the state this year and going forward. Cuts in state appropriations  … Read More

  • High-Quality Education for Florida Students

    March 18, 2015

    Author: Pam Stewart, Commissioner, Florida Department of Education

    March 18, 2015

    Each day I arrive at the Florida Department of Education with one overarching goal in mind, to ensure all Florida students  receive a high-quality education that will equip them with the knowledge … Read More

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