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Is Kinder too Young for Career Education?

California's Cajon Valley Union School District is addressing the question "How young is too young to start introducing students to future careers?" Cajon Valley implemented their "World of Work" program starting in kindergarten this year! Five-year-olds learn about police officers, doctors, artists, teachers, bakers and farmers.

ESSA: Changes and how it relates to EdGate

In fall of 2018, many U.S. districts will begin full implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). While multifaceted, the law’s most exciting feature may be the focus on classroom technology. For the first time, concepts such as “digital learning” and “blended learning” are addressed in legislation. Now more than ever technology is seen as imperative to addressing some of education’s greatest challenges, such as how to differentiate instruction for classrooms in which students of varying backgrounds, abilities, and interests are learning together.

Standards Update - July 2018

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

Reminder, New Subject Classifications are coming!

EdGate is creating two new subjects, Technology Education and Library Media. The standards and content aligned for this subject are currently housed as Media Technology. These two new subjects will replace Media Technology.

What is #GoOpen? How can EdGate help?

What exactly is #GoOpen, and how can EdGate Correlation Services help you manage the nearly infinite opportunities created by Open Educational Resources (OER)?

A Decline in Civic Knowledge

With politics at the forefront of nearly every headline these day, knowing the fundamentals of our political system is a topic states are addressing as they are looking to increase student understanding of the basic structure and function of our government. A recent EdWeek article points out to a decline in civic knowledge.  Pennsylvania is expected to be the latest state to require students to take a mandatory civics test in school.

The Status of Common Core Today

When Common Core standards were initially written and adopted, one of the major advantages for publishers and educational content developers was that, with a single textbook or content series, they could address language arts or math concepts needed by every state and significantly reduce the amount of customization they needed to do to make their product viable in their preferred market. One single correlation document could give content providers access to school districts across a wide range of the United States.

Top Stories June 2018

The Gap is Narrowing for Proficiency Among States

When No Child Left Behind was introduced, states were required for students to be proficient in math and reading by 2014, but the definition of "proficiency" varies from state to state. While gaps still exist a national study found the gap between how states define proficiency is narrowing.

Announcing New Resources Added to the Curriculum Matrix June 2018

Curriculum Matrix LogoIn the last few weeks, 800 new resources have been added to the Curriculum Matrix from the sources listed below

  • IXL

  • Teach Engineering

 

 

Standards Update - June 2018

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include: