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  • 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

  • Nation's Report Card: Students Aren't Ready for College and Career Success

    May 12, 2014

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 12, 2014

    New scores from the Nation’s Report Card were recently released detailing the math and reading performance of high school seniors in 2013.  According to the report, reading and math scores for 12th … Read More

  • Starting the Early Childhood Assessment Conversation

    May 12, 2014

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    May 12, 2014

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

  • Dr. Jo Anne Vasquez Recognized With the Outstanding Leadership in Science Education Award

    April 17, 2014

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    April 17, 2014

    Congratulations to Dr. Jo Anne Vasquez, Helios’ Vice President of Educational Practices on her recent recognition by the National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA).   She was awarded … Read More

  • The Collaborative for Student Success: The Need is Great for Truth-Telling on Common Core

    March 5, 2014

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    Author: Stacy Carlson and Julie Mikuta

    March 5, 2014

    This post first appeared in The Intersection, the Hunt Institute Blog. 

    Imagine a lifeguard course in which more than half of its graduates don’t know basic CPR. Or a pharmacology college in which … Read More

  • State Board of Education Adopts New Florida Standards

    February 25, 2014

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    February 25, 2014

    Recently, Florida’s State Board of Education unanimously voted to adopt new student performance standards, called the Florida Standards, in English/Language Arts and Mathematics. In addition, the … Read More

  • President's Message

    February 24, 2014

    Author: Paul J. Luna, President and CEO

    February 24, 2014

    In Arizona, the legislative session is in full swing, and in Florida, it will begin soon.  Undoubtedly, the debate about the implementation of the Florida Standards and Arizona’s College and Career … Read More

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