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New York's Opt-out Movement

With testing season in full swing the state of New York's education policy is once again in the news as the opt-out movement protests the current system of standardized testing for students in grades 3-8.

Social and Emotional Learning Skills

The Washoe County School District of Nevada strives to raise its high school graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020. The district implemented a strategic plan in 2010 to help reach this goal. Teaching soft skills is one of the measures the new plan will implement. Until recently, it has been difficult to gauge how skills such as decision making affect academic success including graduation rates.

Did you know - March 2016

A January 2016 Education Commission of the States report found state funding for preschool programs increased in 32 states and in the District of Columbia by a total of $755 million between 2015 and 2016.

For more information visit the article at EducationDive.com

 

 

March 2016 - Top Stories

Stranger pledged $1 million to put kindergartners through college

Attorney and Navy Veteran, Marty Burbank, pledged to send a classroom of kindergartners in California to college. In an inspiring display of generosity, Burbank has helped 26 children who may never have been able to afford college.

March 2016 - Standards Update

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

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Arts Education and Arts Standards

According to Marinell Rousmaniere, senior vice president for strategic initiatives at EdVestors, Boston has been highly successful in bringing arts education back into the public schools. Research showing a strong connection between early arts education and success in both college and future careers motivated the city to partner with both public and private organizations to increase student access to the arts.

Debate Over Advanced Math

Andrew Hacker is professor emeritus of political science at Queens College, City University of New York and he asks, "I have three coins. How much money COULD I have?" To answer this question, a student needs more than basic math skills. Andrew suggests that not all students need to learn how to answer the question.

United Arab Emirates' New Standards: "English as an International Language (EIL)"

In UAE, the Ministry of Education has produced their own "National Unified K-12 Learning Standards Framework", which they will implement in all their school classrooms this year. Their ultimate goal is to produce highly educated, 'World Class' citizens. Recognizing English as an international language, the Ministry has strongly recommended that no less than one hour per day is allocated to the teaching of English at every grade level.

What's New - Hewlett Packard Partnership

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