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Texas’ 2020-2021 Adoption Cycle Requires New Standards

Along with implementing new high school language arts standards for 2020-2021, Texas is reviewing language arts content for adoption for the 2020-2021 school year. EdGate correlates thousands upon thousands of content items for our publisher clients and we know how important the Texas adoptions are.

Early Childhood Education in District of Columbia

What would our country look like if every 3 and 4 year old had free access to a full day preschool program? Maybe, a little like our country’s capital: Washington, D.C.  America’s capital has accomplished what many other countries have already done. Countries including Norway, France, Finland, Spain and Mexico have these programs currently in place.  Other countries such as China and the United Kingdom are well on their way to offering a free full day preschool program.

Cyber Skills and Education

Cybersecurity programs provide multiple benefits to both students and the workforce by training students to become cybersecurity experts while allowing them to earn college credit and even professional credentials at the same time.

New Grants and Funding for August 2019

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:

• New Hampshire has secured a $3.8M federal grant for Early Childhood Care and Education

Standards Update - August 2019

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

Social Emotional Learning Meets Technology Education

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Technology Education?  Traditionally these are not two subjects that we would lump together.  However, as SEL is increasingly becoming mandatory curriculum in schools, educators must determine where to fit SEL in. 

New STEM Education Resources

As I write, the 8th Annual STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by NSTA, is taking place in San Francisco. The push is to help students stay motivated in the STEM arena. Studies show that 60% of high school students who start out interested in STEM careers lose interest by their senior year. A study by the Business-Higher Education Forum found that only 17% of high school students are both interested in STEM, and proficient enough in math to succeed.

Career Technical Education begins in Middle School

In an increasingly competitive job market, students across the country are gaining the opportunity to start preparing for their careers as early as middle school with Career Technical Education (CTE) programs.  

Standards Update - July 2019

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

Career Development Standards

An area of study that has recently garnered interest is in the realm of Career Development standards. Every state has CTE but some states also have career educational development standards in K-12 that focus on career preparation goals. States like Nebraska, Texas, Wyoming and New Jersey have outlined some of their objectives for career development to explain the importance for students to be prepared for their future.