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What's New October 2016

Did you know that high school graduation rates are at an all-time high of 83%? This marks the fifth straight record-setting year.  However, these statistics need to be put into context in order to understand the nuance behind these impressive numbers. Dissect the information here.


October 2016 - Top Stories

Compare the Candidates: Where Do Clinton and Trump Stand on Education Issues?

As the election grows near, Education Week has compiled a comparison of each presidential candidate's stance on education.

October 2016 - Standards Update

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

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!

We're here to help with the correlation of your Assessment Items!

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.