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.

Making a Difference

The wisdom of children is astounding. One of our favorite stories is about the child who sees hundreds of starfish stranded on the beach, and begins taking them one-by-one to the water to save them.  An adult walking the beach says to the child "You can't possibly make a difference...there are far too many starfish to save!"  The child curiously looks at the adult and responds "It will make a difference to this one", and throws it into the sea.  There are many iterations of this story, and the essence is dear to all of us in the educational arena - make a difference!

We're here to help with the correlation of your Assessment Items!

Our business and success is centered around academic standards that are used for correlation to content, print or digital. This includes assessment items!  That's right, we even correlate assessment items!

What's New September 2016 - EdNET

Will you be at EdNet this year? We would love to have the opportunity to meet up with you while we're in Dallas from September 25th-27th. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. 

 

September 2016 - Top Stories

Boeing awards $6 million in grants for STEM education

Boeing has awarded grants to focus on STEM education as well as  training to support the growing workforce in Washington state. Boeing said the company sees the grants as a long-range investment in its own future.