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  • Common Core State Standards: Focus on the Standards, Not the Terminology

    October 6, 2014

    Author: Stacy Carlson, Ph.D.

    Common Core State Standards, known in Arizona as Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards and in Florida as Florida Standards, propel students to reach higher, engage teachers to instruct with … Read More

  • Field Testing an Aligned Assessment

    May 30, 2014

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    Author: Helios Education Foundation

    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

    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

  • 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

    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

    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

    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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