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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.

Need help? Contact the team at EdGate.

 

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