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October 2014 - Standards Update

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

Does Your Content Meet all State Standard Requirements?

Did you know Common Core equates to 18% of standards coverage for ELA and Mathematics subjects only? All other subjects not included with CCSS and the states that did not adopt Common Core equates to 82% of standards coverage.

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Approves Oklahoma's Educational Standards

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education voted unanimously to approve the education standards currently in place for public school students in math and English as adequate to prepare them for college or the workforce.

Digital Transformation

Mooresville, NC is leading the country in success with its digital transformation for the classroom while at the same time saving costs by leasing equipment. The personalizing potential of technology was necessary for schools as Mooresville experienced budget cuts, teacher layoffs, and a spike in class sizes. It has drawn national acclaim and media visibility from all over the world, as well as a visit from President Barack Obama.

The Everything Approach

Australian Professor David Christian and Bill Gates continue to collaborate on a new approach to teaching, using Christian's college course, entitled "Big History". Christian's course brings together a synthesis of history, biology, chemistry, astronomy, math, and other educational fields, which Christian weaves together into a unifying narrative of life on earth, explored on multiple scales of time and space.

Math Licensing Opportunity

Through an exciting new partnership with Catchup Math, EdGate now offers a wealth of math content for licensing by EdGate clients.  Catchup Math covers grades 5-7 math, Pre-Algebra,  Geometry and Algebra 1 & 2, as well as College Developmental Math.  The content includes thousands of math problems with tutorial explanations, math lessons (in English and Spanish), math videos, math interactivities and games.

EdGate is proud to announce a new partnership with HotMath

HotMath offers a wealth of math content for grades 5 through Geometry and Algebra 2, including thousands of math problems with tutorial explanations, math lessons (in English and Spanish), math videos, math interactivities and games. This dynamic math content is now available for licensing by EdGate clients.

Correlation 101: Guidelines for a Quality Correlation

Correlating as you may or may not know is, to some degree a subjective process. Achieving a good correlation first requires an understanding of standards and content, and the concepts contained therein. This is not done through simple mapping of content to standards by way of "natural language" or key terms but rather through the eyes and experience of subject area experts.

Common Core In North Carolina

The General Assembly passed a law this summer that opponents of Common Core hope will derail its use in North Carolina's public schools. But the law doesn't mean the academic standards previously agreed to are automatically eliminated. Here's an explanation of how Common Core will be reconsidered in North Carolina: