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March 2015 - Curriculum Matrix® Updates

March 2015 Updates

New to the Curriculum Matrix® this month are aligned resources from both Georgia Virtual Learning (Georgia Department of Education) and IXL Learning.  The newly aligned resources from Georgia Virtual Learning include language arts, math, science and social studies assets.  Newly aligned resources from IXL Learning include language arts and math items.  Links to these aligned resources are already loaded into your Curriculum Matrix® profiles and readily available for your team to access.

Letter from Our General Manager

Dear Friends -

Effective March 31st, I will be stepping down from my position as General Manager and Vice President of EdGate Correlation Services.

March 2015 - What's New

Interested in licensing Career Technical Education (CTE) standards? A handful of states have already implemented their CTE standards and several more are on board for implementation in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. For more details please contact an EdGate representative.

 

NGSS unfolds

One of the big question marks in the science realm is the NGSS - how will they play out across the US?

New AP US History Met with Criticism by Policymakers

The new AP US History framework implemented for the 2014-2015 school year has drawn criticism from policymakers in Colorado, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Texas.

California votes an extra year to prepare for Common Core

Although many states are rejecting the Common Core standards, there is one state that is staying true to Common Core.

March 2015 - Staff Highlight

In this issue of the EdGate Observer, we would like to introduce a member of our Mathematics Team, Michael Walpole.

March 2015 - Top Stories

What's the next big thing in K-12 educational technology?

Classroom courses that we would have envisioned in a Star Trek episode will soon be coming to the classroom.  3D printing courses, also known as Makerspaces, will be hot in the next couple of years, as will education on drones and wearable technologies.

State and District Push Back on Common Core

A big THANK YOU to those we had an opportunity to meet at NSTA. It was a pleasure speaking with you to learn more about your products and we look forward to the chance to meet again.

Attending conferences such as the NSTA is a great way to connect with our clients face to face, meet new potential partners, and ensure we stay abreast of what is happening in the industry. From cutting- edge technology to the ever-changing issues in standards, we make assertive efforts to have the information and services you need!