Top Stories - January 2017

South Carolina Dept of Ed introduces K-8 Computer Science Standards
Beginning in 2018 K-8 students will be required to learn age appropriate computer science in all South Carolina public schools.

What's New November 2016

Six years after academic standards were adopted in the majority of states, all but a handful of states are seeing better outcomes. See the stats here.

 

November 2016 - Top Stories

California State Board Approves Science Framework, Based on NGSS
California's State Board of Education approved a new set of standards after leaders pushed for rewriting the science curriculum that had not been changed since the late 1990s.

DIY Alignment Tool

If you are a publisher looking for a faster and more efficient way to align content but you do not want to outsource, we have the perfect solution!

"ExACT", the EdGate DIY alignment tool was developed to empower publishers with the ability to correlate their unique content to standards. What makes it exciting is that users who are aligning content state-by-state now have a way to correlate to all standards in one fell swoop!

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CTE and the Makers Movement

The impact of the makers movement in Career and Technical Education (CTE) is unmistakable. Both education methods share a similar goal to prepare students for the global workforce through experience. The makers movement enhances the CTE experience by allowing students to dream, build, create and make in the context of real word industry.

College Readiness is not a High School Graduation Requirement

States have come to realize that high school graduates are not necessarily college ready and are taking steps to change that.  Although the Common Core initiative set out to make students better prepared for college, many college faculty note that they were not consulted about what skills are needed to make students college ready.  Taking the remedial courses in college sets students back both financially and time wise by adding to the expense of college and it taking longer for the student to complete his/her college graduation requirements.  Unfortunately, high schools are judged on how m

New York Revamping Common Core Standards

New York is the latest state to revamp their Common Core standards for math and English Language Arts. On September 21st New York released their new draft standards for both subjects. Public comment on these will be open until November 14th. Sixty percent of the ELA standards and 55% of the math standards have been changed in this draft version and it is expected that the final revisions will be presented to the Board of Regents early next year.

What's New October 2016

Did you know that high school graduation rates are at an all-time high of 83%? This marks the fifth straight record-setting year.  However, these statistics need to be put into context in order to understand the nuance behind these impressive numbers. Dissect the information here.

 

October 2016 - Top Stories

Compare the Candidates: Where Do Clinton and Trump Stand on Education Issues?

As the election grows near, Education Week has compiled a comparison of each presidential candidate's stance on education.