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Digital Content Trends

As electronics continue to be an integral part of everyday life, school districts are leveraging options for online solutions to supplement traditional materials. More schools are even accepting personal electronic devices as a viable platform to deliver education materials directly into the hands of students. This a quite a change from 2010 when 69% of U.S. schools had a ban on personal electronics, in 2016, that number is down to 11%.

The Gates Foundation "Lesson in Education"

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO, Sue Desmond-Hellmann, shares their work in education in an open letter titled "Lessons in U.S. Education". She targets the need for online, digital resource materials teachers can utilize and the struggles associated with 'system-wide' change.

U.S. Department of Education selects INFORM™ Journeys as a challenge finalist; powered by EdGate CTE standards and standards-aligned OER

Reach Higher CampaignWe are delighted to announce that INFORM Journeys (created by parent company, EDMIN) has been named as a top five finalist in a national competition to create an app that will help students navigate education and career pathways, including career and

Did you know - May 2016

Recent reports show that there is a lack of quality ELL curriculum in middle and high schools. ESSA is poised to change that fact. Find out more here.


May 2016 - Standards Update

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

Welcome to Denise Maria!

EdGate is proud and excited to highlight our own Denise Maria this month. Denise joined the EdGate family as a digital content editor in 2015 leaving her much loved job in Oregon where she taught English, Language Arts, AP English and Composition, and English Recovery. Denise graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Master of Arts in Teaching. Denise has now transition ed into the role of an Account Manager in the Sales Department.

CS Standards Re-Enter the Education World

Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) first developed the CS Standards in 2011. The goal of the K-12 CS Standards was to create a set of learning standards designed to provide the foundation for a complete computer science curriculum and its implementation at the K-12 level.

Makerspace becomes Maker District in Virginia

Albermarle County Schools in Virginia have embraced the Maker movement. In an effort to bring real world skills to students, Makerspaces are classroom models that combine hands on learning experiences with traditional instructional methods. The Albermarle schools are ensuring that students will be "making" from Kindergarten all the way up through high school.