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Making a Difference

The wisdom of children is astounding. One of our favorite stories is about the child who sees hundreds of starfish stranded on the beach, and begins taking them one-by-one to the water to save them.  An adult walking the beach says to the child "You can't possibly make a difference...there are far too many starfish to save!"  The child curiously looks at the adult and responds "It will make a difference to this one", and throws it into the sea.  There are many iterations of this story, and the essence is dear to all of us in the educational arena - make a difference!

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Our business and success is centered around academic standards that are used for correlation to content, print or digital. This includes assessment items!  That's right, we even correlate assessment items!

The K-12 Educational Standards Popularity Contest

According to EdGate stats, the top ten most popular standards lookups in 2016 thus far are as follows:

What's New September 2016 - EdNET

Will you be at EdNet this year? We would love to have the opportunity to meet up with you while we're in Dallas from September 25th-27th. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. 

 

September 2016 - Top Stories

Boeing awards $6 million in grants for STEM education

Boeing has awarded grants to focus on STEM education as well as  training to support the growing workforce in Washington state. Boeing said the company sees the grants as a long-range investment in its own future.

September 2016 - Standards Update

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

Curriculum Matrix is now live in the Instructure EduAppCenter and in EDUonGo App Center

EdGate's Curriculum Matrix, a repository of 500,000 grade-specific standards-aligned OER and other freely accessible K-12 resources can now be accessed via the EduAppCenter, an open LTI app collection. The EduAppCenter is provided and maintained by Instructure and allows teachers, administrators and students to install third-party apps in Instructure's Canvas LMS, with just one click.

Bridging the Gap Between Teacher and Technology

Many teachers feel they are not utilizing technology effectively in the classroom. According to a recent University of Phoenix College of Education survey, two in five (43%) of teachers rated themselves average or below average in educational technology skills.

Growing Popularity of CTE Programs

Over the last 20 years, skill-based education has been making the transformation from "vocational" studies to "career and technical" education. Traditional "vocational" studies were designed to help students enter the work force directly from high school. CTE provides students with skills that can transfer directly to jobs while paving the way for students to take these skills to the next level through higher education.

House Passes Bill to Strengthen Career and Technical Education

With the technological advances and the growth of a global economy in the last couple of decades, skills needed for today's job market have changed as well. Legislators have answered the need for training with H.R. 5587 to help students achieve the skills needed for these jobs. The US House of Representatives passed H.R. 5587 extending the authorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act. The Carl D.