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SmartBrief covers a broad range of topics within education. Newsletter topics include general best practices, foreign-language instruction, higher-education trends, educational technology, school nutrition as well as specific subject areas such as math, science, technology, engineering, literacy and more.

Commentary: Community colleges lead innovation



Community colleges are at the helm of the nation's postsecondary efforts to prepare students for the modern workforce, Ted Mitchell, undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Education, asserts in this… Read More

Why students can learn from teachers when it comes to technology


  • T.H.E. Journal

Today's students -- often referred to as "digital natives" -- are not any better at using technology than their teachers, according to a recent study of middle-school science teachers. The New York In… Read More

8th-graders display tech, writing skills at school's "Comic-Con"


  • Joplin Globe (Mo.) (tiered subscription model), The

Eighth-graders showed their writing and art skills by presenting their original comic books to younger peers at a Missouri middle school's two-day comic book convention. For their communications arts … Read More

How to set up, conduct a successful informational interview


  • Seattle Times, The

Informational interviews can help job seekers make contacts with colleagues in fields and organizations where they may wish to work, writer and editor Randy Woods writes in this blog post. Woods advis… Read More