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  • Instilling a Love of Literacy Through Dramatic Play

    October 1, 2014

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    October 1, 2014

    Learning to read is one of the most important skills that every child needs to master in order to build a foundation for academic success.   In fact, emergent literacy and language acquisition during … Read More

  • Increasing Student Achievement

    October 1, 2014

    Author: Superintendent MaryEllen Elia, Hillsborough County Public Schools

    October 1, 2014

    This article was previously posted on Helios Education Foundation's Blog. 

    This is a time of incredible educational change in the state of Florida, and amid all the “moving parts” and new … Read More

  • Challenging, Supporting and Preparing Arizona Students

    October 1, 2014

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    October 1, 2014

    Ruo Qiu is a 17-year-old Yuma, Arizona, high school senior who does not just dream of obtaining a college education, she is certain about it.

    "University, of course," she says when asked about her … Read More

  • Dr. Jo Anne Vasquez Transitions to New Role as Full-Time Consultant

    September 29, 2014

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    September 29, 2014

    Dr. Jo Anne Vasquez, Helios Education Foundation’s Vice President of Educational Practices, will be leaving her full time role with Helios at the end of September to focus on full-time consulting and … Read More

  • A Review of the Arizona and Florida 2014 Legislative Sessions

    July 22, 2014

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    Author: Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer

    July 22, 2014

    The regular legislative sessions in both Arizona and Florida have come to a close. Here are some legislative highlights from both states:

    STATE EDUCATION BUDGET

    In both states, per-student funding … Read More

  • Read On Arizona Encourages all Arizonans to Read 20 minutes Per Day to Build Reading Skills and Prevent the “Summer Slide”

    July 1, 2014

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    July 1, 2014

    Read On Arizona Encourages all Arizonans to Read 20 minutes Per Day to Build Reading Skills and Prevent the “Summer Slide”

    The school year has ended, and the long, hot Arizona summer is here. In … Read More

  • Florida Expands Accessibility to Postsecondary Education

    June 13, 2014

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    June 13, 2014

    Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed into law legislation that allows undocumented students to be eligible for in-state tuition rates at Florida’s postsecondary education institutions. 

    Up until … Read More

  • Field Testing an Aligned Assessment

    May 30, 2014

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 30, 2014

    Throughout the past couple of months, students in both Arizona and Florida have been participating in field tests associated with the new Common Core State Standards, called the Florida Standards and … Read More

  • Communications and Awareness Around Higher Standards and Assessments

    May 20, 2014

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 20, 2014

    As a Foundation focused on ensuring student success, Helios Education Foundation supports the  implementation of higher, more rigorous standards and the adoption of aligned assessments to evaluate … Read More

  • Turning Disconnected Youth into Opportunity Youth

    May 19, 2014

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 19, 2014

    Research recently released from Measure of America indicates that Phoenix ranks fourth among major metropolitan areas in the number of disconnected youth.  These are individuals, ages 16-24, who are … Read More

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