Preparing Students for a Globally Interconnected World

A topic of recent interest has been "Are students in the U.S. prepared to succeed in a global society?" The answer is generally...not quite!

To encourage student's success in a globally diverse, interdependent and interconnected world we need to do more to foster an understanding of that diversity and what it means for the future. We need to think more globally...what population growth, economic and geopolitical changes will mean in the years to come and we need to better integrate global issues and understanding in the classroom.

Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) standards are an up-and-coming trend. With increased interest in workplace readiness as one of the primary goals of secondary education, it's no surprise that standards are being developed to codify what students are expected to know and be able to do in order to pursue their career goals.

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.