New Website

Take a look at our new refreshed Curriculum Matrix site and enjoy a free 10-day trial of the Curriculum Matrix® where you can access more than 500,000 grade-specific open educational resources that cover all K-12 subjects.

 

September 2015 - Top Stories

Facebook Moves Into K-12 Arena Through Partnership With Charter Network

Facebook is bringing engineering to the K-12 arena by teaming up with a charter school network to refine a technology-based system for customizing lessons to individual student needs.

Need More Than Common Core

If you, like many publishers are coming to the realization that schools and districts are no longer satisfied with content aligned to Common Core standards only and are putting pressure on you to align your content to state-specific standards, we can help!

Our experts will use sophisticated technology developed by EdGate to create a crosswalk between your existing correlations and all of the other U.S. State standards.

There are several benefits to how we can help:

Keeping Physical Education Affordable

The Cooper Institute launched FitnessGram in 1982; it remains the standard fitness assessment tool of the President's Challenge. However, School officials cite budget cuts as affecting their ability to provide PE opportunities, according to a February 2012 report by the US Government Accountability Office.

With the basic idea that "all children deserve access to physical education opportunities, US Games has partnered with the Cooper Institute and is committed to providing the OPEN curriculum free of charge to all school districts throughout the country."

The Next Generation Science Standards in the US

The goal of those who collaborated on the NGSS movement was to have these standards embraced by at least a majority of the states. To date, only 15 states have officially adopted the NGSS, according to Liana Heitin of EdWeek.org.

Customer Experience

A topic of discussion at our quarterly meeting focused on the issue of Customer Experience and Client Support. This topic got us all thinking - what do we do to help our clients and what can we improve on? Where do we succeed and where do we fall short?

August 2015 - Staff Highlight

In this issue of the EdGate Observer, we would like to introduce a member of our Marketing Team, Sharla Schuller.

August 2015 - Top Stories

What's New in the New AP History Framework

The College Board issued a new AP U.S. History curriculum framework in 2014. Education Week breaks down the changes for the 2015 curriculum.


Common Core for College Readiness

August 2015 - Standards Update

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

  • Arkansas - Arts Education (2014)
  • National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) - Arts Education (2014)
  • North Carolina - Mathematics Grades 9-12 Courses (Math I, II, III)
  • U.S. National Standards - Arts Education (2014 NCCAS)
  • Utah Exploring Technology - Career Technical Education (2015 Grade 8)

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