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November 2015 - Standards Update

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include:

  • Arizona 2016-2017 - Arts Education (2015 to be implemented 2016-2017 school year)
  • Arizona 2016-2017 - World Languages (2015 to be implemented 2016-2017 school year)
  • Kansas - Early Childhood Education (Infant/Toddler 2013)
  • National Curriculum for England - Science (Key Stage 4 2014)
  • Virginia - Health and PE (2015)

CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION - NEW ADDITIONS AVAILABLE FOR STANDARDS LICENSING!

Did you know - November 2015

High School graduation rates in the U.S. are on the rise for the third year in a row. Rates rose in 36 states with the biggest increase in Delaware where 87% of students graduated on time. Alabama and Oregon also saw substantial increases at 86.3 percent and 72 percent. More information is available at WashingtonPost.com.

 

November 2015 - Top Stories

Parents, Students Split on College, Work Readiness

A recent report shows many high school parents think their children leave high school prepared for college while students, faculty and employers are less likely to feel the same.

What's Hot: CTE

In light of the recent White-House Summit on Next Generation High Schools, we want to highlight our 2015 initiative for Career Technical Education (CTE) standards.

Next Generation High Schools

Some interesting news came out regarding the future for high schools in the United States. President Obama announced more than $375 Million in public and private support for redesigning our high schools to encourage student success, increase graduation rates and greatly improve the quality of education in our high schools.

#GoOpen

A campaign to promote the use of openly licensed educational materials was announced by the U.S. Department of Education last month. The move is meant to encourage school districts and states to use "freely accessible, openly-licensed materials." Unlike textbooks, such resources can be readily updated and/or adjusted by teachers to meet the needs of their students.

EdGate Certifies Correlations

Some states are requiring publishers to submit third-party evaluations to document how their content aligns with their specified state standards in order to be considered for use. In conjunction with the correlation reports, the state also requires a letter from the third-party evaluator certifying the publisher's percentage of correlation to their state standards.

October 2015 - Did you know

President Obama has announced an initiative to grow the number of K-12 students studying Mandarin in the U.S. from 200,000 to 1 million. This endeavor will be led by the 100,000 Strong Foundation. The Foundation will work with technology and online-education companies to ensure that students have access to Mandarin language study.

 

October 2015 - Top Stories

H.S. Diploma Often Not an Indicator of College and Career Readiness

In recent years, graduation rates in the United States have hit historic highs. Although a new analysis finds that the level of coursework needed to earn a diploma differs state to state.

October 2015 - Standards Update

Updates to The EdGate Standards Repository include: