Education Reform

Helios’ 2013 programmatic highlights and stories featured under the Early Grade Success, College and Career Readiness, Postsecondary Completion and Innovative Initiatives tabs above illuminate the Foundation’s work in these areas to:

  • ensure children enter kindergarten prepared to succeed and are reading at grade level by the end of third grade
  • advance academic rigor across education systems so high school graduates are prepared to enter credit-bearing college courses without remediation
  • help more traditionally underserved students access, persist and complete a high-quality postsecondary certificate or degree, and
  • inform the field of education and help build community capacity.

Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020

Preparing every student in Arizona and Florida to succeed in postsecondary education is a collaborative task that is not only tied to improving and connecting education systems, but to the long-term economic prosperity of our communities. In many ways, the future viability of our state’s economies depends on the successful education of today’s students. These students will be competing for jobs that will require some form of license, certificate or degree beyond high school.

The Center on Education and the Workforce at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute looks forward to the year 2020 and predicts the state of the American economy, which fields are expected to create the most jobs, the education requirements required to gain employment in the U.S. and the skills most coveted by employers.

Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020, comprises an executive summary, a national report card and a state-level analysis. These are available online at //

The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce is an independent, nonprofit research and policy institute that studies the link between individual goals, education and training curricula and career pathways. The Center is affiliated with the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. For more information, visit: //