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How COVID-19 is affecting school spending

We have entered into an unprecedented time in history where the entire country has faced the dilemma of closing schools to keep the public safe while readjusting learning priorities and school spending. Unfortunately, many schools funding depends on income and sales taxes for the majority of their money. Because so many businesses have shut their doors and people remain home, spending within their community has been on the decline. Schools have begun to feel this new financial burden.

Teaching Electives Online – A Success Story for Some

Amidst the chaos created by this pandemic, educators have been adapting lesson plans to their district’s chosen remote learning approach, whether that be using learning management systems, collaboration suites, take-home packets, or all of these in various combinations. The option to teach electives like art, music, and physical education, which is even more crucial when schools extend remote learning plans for a longer period of time, takes creativity, tenacity, and courage.

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EdGate's CMX app of open educational resources is available to install now on student devices. It contains thousands of quality free educational resources to enhance student learning through games, videos, interactive exercises, quizzes, worksheets and more. 

Curriculum Grants and Funding

In this section of the EdGate Observer we point our clients to news about districts, states, etc. that may have available funding for curriculum.

This month we highlight two grants and awards:

Standards Update - May 2020

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

  • DODEA Standards Science (AD 2016) Grades K,1,2,3,4,5; (NGSS AD 2019) Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Wyoming Social Studies (Updated 2018) K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

 

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Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR)

The Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) is a digital record of a student’s knowledge and accomplishments. The CLR does not replace the traditional academic transcript, but is more useful for students and employers because it documents more than just credits earned.

Online & Remote Learning-Education of the Future

With schools closed due to Covid-19, students have had to go online to continue their education, but the majority of institutions in America are simply unprepared to handle this new way of learning. According to Emily Feistritzer, in her article, “Online learning: crisis and opportunity,” she says that online instruction can be frustrating for students and parents alike. However, she says most teachers have never had training on online instruction.

Curriculum Matrix OER Library

Over the course of the past 30 days, at least here in the state of Washington, educators and parents alike have been tirelessly working through the growing pains of converting to a virtual classroom environment. Ensuring students and teachers have both the technology and resources to accommodate online learning have been the top priorities for schools and districts all over the country.

Curriculum Grants and Funding

In this section of the EdGate Observer we point our clients to news about districts, states, etc. that may have available funding for curriculum.

This month we highlight two grants and awards:

Standards Update - April 2020

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

  • Florida B.E.S.T. Mathematics (2020/2022) Mathematics (AD 2020) Grades K-12,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9-12
  • Montana Arts Education (AD 2016) Grades K,1,2,3,4,5,6-8,9-12
  • Utah Arts Education (AD 2016) Grades K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7-8,9-12

 

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