K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Mass. school gives career education a makeover

4/14/2014

  • Sun Chronicle (Attleboro, Mass.), The

Career education programs at Attleboro High School in Massachusetts have attracted about 700 students who divide their day between core classes and technical training. Educators at the school say they… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Maine lawmakers seek to slow expansion of virtual charter schools

4/15/2014

  • Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration)

The House of Representatives in Maine has passed legislation that would put a moratorium on virtual public-charter schools. The bill, which now heads to the Senate for a vote, would slow down the expa… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Academic cites concerns over new science curriculum in Ireland

4/15/2014

  • Independent.ie (Ireland)

If Ireland moves forward with changes to its science curriculum, a leading academic is predicting that student achievement will decline and students will fall behind their peers in other countries. Pr… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Researchers study link between autism, mitochondrial disease

4/15/2014

  • NewsDaily

Researchers are examining the link between autism and mitochondrial disease to look for evidence of the causes and treatments for individuals with both disorders. Columbia University scientists recent… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Digital microstories engage students in common core lessons

4/14/2014

  • MiddleWeb

The transition to Common Core State Standards has brought a renewed focus on so-called close reading, and educators Michael Fisher and Danielle Hardt make the case for using "digital microstories" to … Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

News for educators and parents of students in grades 4-8

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Lesson ideas to connect students globally on Earth Day

4/14/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Earth Day offers opportunities to connect students with the broader world as they study the planet, writes Homa Tavangar, author and global-education adviser. Among five global lesson ideas she offers… Read More