EdGate has announced a new API that provides educational content publishers with automated access to a large, up-to-date repository of educational standards. The API allows users to search the standards, correlate the standards against previous and alternative standards, and track certain metadata.
There is a lot of discussion going on right now about what is wrong with the American public school system and about how to fix it. But despite heated debates about what's working and what's failing, there is still a lack of good information, particularly when it comes to what teachers need in their classrooms and what matters most to parents. DonorsChoose.org is trying to bridge that gap and now has a contest to encourage developers to help by using its DonorsChoose API.