SAS® Curriculum Pathways® available at no cost to all educators and their students
SAS® Curriculum Pathways®, used by thousands of teachers in all 50 states, is available at no cost to all educators. Investing 12 years and $75 million, SAS continues to fully fund the product’s development to help educators enhance an education system in crisis. In 2008 SAS CEO Jim Goodnight announced the elimination of all subscription fees, strongly reaffirming the company’s more than 36-year commitment to education.
“SAS Curriculum Pathways is now a free resource from SAS to our nation’s children,” said Goodnight. Shrinking budgets and pricing structures should not stand in the way of America’s students receiving education technology that will engage them and better prepare them for today’s workforce.”
The country’s dropout rate is approximately 25 percent. Thus, one-fourth of students do not earn a high school diploma, the essential credential for the workplace and for further education. The number one reason students give for dropping out? Boredom.
“Today’s students communicate, learn and interact with the world through technology, yet we ask them to leave that behind when they enter a classroom,” said Goodnight. “Education has not changed, but this new generation of kids has. They are bored and they are dropping out. Online curriculum is one way we can begin to adapt our educational system to their needs.”
The award-winning product provides content in the core disciplines of English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and Spanish. Aligned with state standards (as well as the Common Core State Standards), SAS Curriculum Pathways has more than 200 Interactive Tools, 200 Inquiries, 600 Web Lessons and 70 Audio Tutorials that provide technology-rich instruction and develop higher-order thinking skills. These resources target grades 6-12.
Designed for a wide range of classroom environments, technology capabilities and learning styles, SAS Curriculum Pathways can be used flexibly – in a one-computer classroom, in small groups, or in 1:1 computing initiatives, where every student and teacher has a computer.
Teachers in traditional schools, virtual schools, home schools and other environments can integrate resources that facilitate differentiated instruction and develop critical thinking skills. Rigorous content and skillful instructional design prepare students for college, develop 21st-century skills, and help students meet achievement and accountability goals.
SAS is committed to integrating technology into all levels of education. SAS partners with educational institutions to deliver the analytical and instructional technology to best meet their teaching, learning, research and administrative goals. Learn more about SAS initiatives in education.
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