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Every Student Succeeds Act [ESSA]

The new Every Student Succeeds Act [ESSA] recently passed by Congress enhances the authority of states and school districts for elementary and secondary education.

Computer Science & Coding Curriculum: Going Global

Around the world, educational bodies are responding to the needs of technology savvy students. The UK, in September 2014, adopted coding curriculum for all students beginning when they first enter school; mandatory for key stages 1 & 2, with plenty of upper level opportunities in key stages 3 & 4. Australia has replaced history and geography with coding with their new digital technologies curriculum.

November 2015 - Standards Update

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

  • Arizona 2016-2017 - Arts Education (2015 to be implemented 2016-2017 school year)
  • Arizona 2016-2017 - World Languages (2015 to be implemented 2016-2017 school year)
  • Kansas - Early Childhood Education (Infant/Toddler 2013)
  • National Curriculum for England - Science (Key Stage 4 2014)
  • Virginia - Health and PE (2015)

CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION - NEW ADDITIONS AVAILABLE FOR STANDARDS LICENSING!

Did you know - November 2015

High School graduation rates in the U.S. are on the rise for the third year in a row. Rates rose in 36 states with the biggest increase in Delaware where 87% of students graduated on time. Alabama and Oregon also saw substantial increases at 86.3 percent and 72 percent. More information is available at WashingtonPost.com.

 

November 2015 - Top Stories

Parents, Students Split on College, Work Readiness

A recent report shows many high school parents think their children leave high school prepared for college while students, faculty and employers are less likely to feel the same.

What's Hot: CTE

In light of the recent White-House Summit on Next Generation High Schools, we want to highlight our 2015 initiative for Career Technical Education (CTE) standards.

Next Generation High Schools

Some interesting news came out regarding the future for high schools in the United States. President Obama announced more than $375 Million in public and private support for redesigning our high schools to encourage student success, increase graduation rates and greatly improve the quality of education in our high schools.

#GoOpen

A campaign to promote the use of openly licensed educational materials was announced by the U.S. Department of Education last month. The move is meant to encourage school districts and states to use "freely accessible, openly-licensed materials." Unlike textbooks, such resources can be readily updated and/or adjusted by teachers to meet the needs of their students.

EdGate Certifies Correlations

Some states are requiring publishers to submit third-party evaluations to document how their content aligns with their specified state standards in order to be considered for use. In conjunction with the correlation reports, the state also requires a letter from the third-party evaluator certifying the publisher's percentage of correlation to their state standards.

October 2015 - Did you know

President Obama has announced an initiative to grow the number of K-12 students studying Mandarin in the U.S. from 200,000 to 1 million. This endeavor will be led by the 100,000 Strong Foundation. The Foundation will work with technology and online-education companies to ensure that students have access to Mandarin language study.