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

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February 2015 - Staff Highlight

In this issue of the EdGate Observer, we would like to introduce a member of our Data Entry Specialist Team, Christine Sargus.

February 2015 - Top Stories

California plans investment in Career Technical Education

California Governor Jerry Brown has allocated $250 million for career pathways, according to a recent report by the Association for Career and Technical Education and the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium, with new legislation proposing to bump up that investment to $650 million.

February 2015 - Standards Update

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

  • Florida Alternate Assessment Standards (Access Points) - Science (2008)
  • New York - Social Studies (2014)
  • New Jersey - Media Technology (2014)
  • Ohio Assessment Standards - Science (2014)
  • Tennessee Assessment Standards - Language Arts (2014)
  • Tennessee Assessment Standards - Mathematics (2014)
  • Tennessee Assessment Standards - Science (2014)
  • Virginia - World Languages (2014)
  • Wyoming - Career Technical Education (2014)