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Controversy around Florida's Common Core Standards

Education standards remain at the center of controversy in Florida, after Governor Ron DeSantis signed an executive order in January 2019 to eliminate Common Core, and gave the state’s education department a year to present him with an alternative.  

EdReports: The Consumer Reports of K12 Educational Products

EdReports.org is an independent nonprofit organization that reviews ELA, math, and science instructional materials nationwide against their own rubrics for depth and rigor of content. Their goal is to provide educators with input they will need in order to select quality curriculum materials for their programs and students.

Curriculum Grants and Funding

In this new section of the EdGate Observer we point our clients to news about districts, states, etc. that may have available funding for curriculum.

This month we highlight two awards:

Standards Update - October 2019

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

More States make Mental Health Curriculum Mandatory

A recent study by TODAY found at least 20 U.S. states currently include mental health in their general K-12 health education standards, nine of which are written into curriculum by law. In addition, three more states have proposed new legislation to include this new requirement.

STEM Curriculum for Post-Millennials (we guarantee you’ll love it too)

Recently EdGate has had an opportunity to align science standards to a few new products that have passed through that invisible toy/curriculum barrier into the microcosm of cool educational products.

Character Education versus Social Emotional Learning: The Difference Explained

Social Emotional Learning versus Character Education: we often hear both terms being used, but how are they different? According to the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University there are five main skills that students learn through social and emotional learning (SEL).

Curriculum Grants and Funding

In this new section of the EdGate Observer we point our clients to news about districts, states, etc. that may have available funding for curriculum.

This month we highlight three awards:

• Texas Instruments Awards $7 Million in Grants for STEM Education

Standards Update - September 2019

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

Did You Know That Texas Requires New Standards?

Texas Proclamation 2020-2021 includes a requirement that publishers use TEA’s machine-readable TEKS in digital materials. 

EdGate is your source for curriculum alignment/mapping to standards, as well as third party confirmation of standards alignment.

Don’t forget! EdGate can crosswalk existing TEKS alignments to the TEA’s machine-readable TEKS.

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