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Texas Science Standards in the News

When Texas heats up discussions in the education arena, publishers tune in to see where in their content they will need to adapt next. Since the 1980's, factions have debated what should and should not be included in science standards...and this is still continuing today.

Career and Technical Education Standards

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in the U.S. change constantly to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in an increasingly dynamic world. But this means that CTE standards continue to change and grow as well.

The Common Career Technical Core (CCTC) includes 16 Career Clusters that define what students should comprehend upon completion of a specific Career Pathway. CCTC was introduced in 2012 as a way to simplify standards, but a great deal of variability still remains from state to state.

Career Technical Education and Government

As an industry leader, EdGate is "in the know" about teaching trends happening across the country.

In the past few years Career Technical Education has been on the rise, but in recent weeks it has once again taken center stage through a bipartisan bill which the House education committee approved. This bill reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act which was first authorized by the federal government in 1984.

Digital Chaptering Services

Digital content is prevalent in today's classrooms at all levels of education from kindergarten to college. Video and audio content can be valuable stand-alone teaching tools or integral resources in lesson plans that utilize multiple information sources. The EdGate team makes technology based resources classroom-ready by segmenting educational material into easily absorbable chunks. EdGate provides written descriptions of each segment and provides relevant search terms for maximum visibility in content searches.

Top Stories - May 2017

New York Revises and Remakes Common Core

After a two year review, New York State Education Department has revised the Common Core Learning Standards, now called the Next Generation English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards.

 

Artificial Intelligence

The phrase artificial intelligence was coined in 1955 by computer scientist John McCarthy who used it to identify machines designed to mimic human behavior. Thanks to great advances over the last half century, the use of AI is growing in many industries.

Custom Development

Along with being a leader in standards correlation, an additional service offered by EdGate Correlation Services is Custom Development.  With a staff consisting of mostly former educators, adding up to over 200 years of teaching experience, EdGate's team of experts is poised to help with your custom projects.

The Hard Work of Growth Mindset in the Classroom

As the "new kid" at EdGate, I get to see a wider range of standards than what I was exposed to in my recent teaching experience. One concept that I used in my own classroom which can be used across the Common Core, modified Common Core or even different state or national standards, is Growth Mindset.

Understanding today's Libraries and MARC Records

Did you know there are more public libraries in the United States than McDonald's? Since the 1960s, libraries across the United States have been using MARC as a way to keep records traditionally shown on a catalog card.  MARC stands for MA-chine Readable Cataloging record. A plethora of information is included in these records, the most basic being name, summary, subject, and call number.