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  • Assessing Kindergarten Readiness in Arizona

    July 22, 2015

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

    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

    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

    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

  • Momentum Around Early Childhood Education Increases

    July 12, 2015

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

    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

  • Yuma Union High School District Celebrating AP Successes

    July 10, 2015

    Author: Toni Badone, Superintendent, Yuma Union High School District

    What are we celebrating?  The percentage of our students taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams who score a 3, 4 or 5 increased from 25 percent in 2006 to 32 percent in 2014.  That is a positive … Read More

  • Arizona Governor Proposes Plan to Increase Investment in K-12 Education

    July 10, 2015

    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    Governor Ducey recently announced a major initiative to increase funding for K-12 education throughout the state. The Governor is proposing a ballot measure which, if approved by voters, would direct … Read More

  • Future Plans Helps Students Succeed After Graduation

    July 10, 2015

    Author: Dr. Michael A. Grego, Superintendent, Pinellas Co

      Last fall, Pinellas County Schools along with the Pinellas Education Foundation and Helios Education Foundation launched Future Plans™. Future Plans is a career guidance program that is a self- … Read More

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