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Welcome to Denise Maria!

EdGate is proud and excited to highlight our own Denise Maria this month. Denise joined the EdGate family as a digital content editor in 2015 leaving her much loved job in Oregon where she taught English, Language Arts, AP English and Composition, and English Recovery. Denise graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Master of Arts in Teaching. Denise has now transition ed into the role of an Account Manager in the Sales Department.

CS Standards Re-Enter the Education World

Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) first developed the CS Standards in 2011. The goal of the K-12 CS Standards was to create a set of learning standards designed to provide the foundation for a complete computer science curriculum and its implementation at the K-12 level.

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.

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?