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  • Building a Strong Foundation for Students

    September 15, 2015

    Author: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent, Hillsborough County Public Schools

    September 15, 2015

    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

  • College Readiness of Arizona High School Juniors

    August 25, 2015

    Author: Dr. Paul Perrault, Director of Research & Evaluation

    August 25, 2015

    The ACT college entrance examination is one of the most important steps that Arizona students can take toward entering postsecondary education.  First, it provides students with individualized … Read More

  • Arizona State Board of Education Approves AzMERIT Performance Levels

    August 17, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    August 17, 2015

    Recently, the Arizona State Board of Education (ASBE) unanimously approved performance levels for AzMERIT which is Arizona’s College and Career Readiness Standards assessment. 

    The purpose of the … Read More

  • Arizona Education Segment Features Early Childhood Education

    August 12, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    August 12, 2015

    In laying the foundation for success in school and beyond, the ages between birth to eight are the most critical in a child's development. Ensuring young children have access to quality early … Read More

  • Credit When It’s Due

    August 10, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    August 10, 2015

    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

  • Assessing Kindergarten Readiness in Arizona

    July 22, 2015

    Author: Dr. Karen Ortiz, Vice President and Program Director, Early Grade Success

    July 22, 2015

    In laying the foundation for success in school and beyond, the ages between birth to eight are the most critical in a child's development. Ensuring young children have access to high quality early … Read More

  • 2015 Diamondbacks – Helios Scholars Recognized

    July 21, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    July 21, 2015

    Vince Roig, Helios Education Foundation Founding Chairman and Paul Luna, President and CEO joined eight D-backs Helios Scholarship recipients Sunday, July 19  as they were recognized at Chase Field. … Read More

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

    July 19, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    July 19, 2015

    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

    July 12, 2015

    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

  • Momentum Around Early Childhood Education Increases

    July 12, 2015

    Author: Dr. Karen Ortiz, Vice President and Program Director, Early Grade Success

    July 12, 2015

    In April, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Arizona to discuss the importance of early childhood education in ensuring children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be … Read More

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