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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.

College and Career Readiness (CCR) standards

College and Career Readiness (CCR) standards - sometimes known as College- and Career-Ready standards - are in the news lately because they have been specifically namechecked in the Every Student Succeeds Act. But what are they? As it turns out, they are an outgrowth from Common Core. The Common Core standards included, in the Language Arts section, a set of "anchor standards" that would define the English language skills that students should have to be ready for college and the workplace.

April 2016 - Standards Update

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

Did you know - April 2016

Did you know that under the new ESSA law, career and technical education is included in the definition of a "well-rounded education" along with traditional academic subjects like math and English? For support with CTE standards, contact us. Find out more about ESSA and CTE here.


April 2016 - Top Stories

Education Secretary Calls for Change in Career and Technical Education

Education Secretary John B. King Jr., called for increased student access to career and technical education classes, which can't always accommodate students who want to enroll.

EdGate and IMS Global

EdGate has now been added to the IMS Global GUID Provider Registry. What does this mean for EdGate clients?

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.