K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Teens get firsthand look at health care careers

7/9/2014

  • T.H.E. Journal

Students at a Washington state high school spent a year learning about medical careers through a partnership with a local hospital. The students shadowed health care workers and took courses in anatom… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Education Department tip sheets spotlight social media

7/10/2014

  • Education Week (tiered subscription model)

School districts now can access social media guidance developed by the U.S. Department of Education. The "social media tip sheets" address topics such as engagement, policy and capacity, and highlight… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Research suggests increased use of cognitive enhancers among European students

7/8/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Consumption of so-called smart drugs among European university students likely has increased over the past few years, according to Boris Quednow, an assistant professor and psychologist at the Psychia… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Legislation includes workforce reforms for individuals with disabilities

7/10/2014

  • Disability Scoop

The House has passed a bill that seeks to increase competitive employment for individuals with disabilities. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act requires individuals to try vocational rehabil… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Free webinar: The authentic learning classroom

7/10/2014

Join us on Thursday, July 24 at 12 p.m. Eastern for The Authentic Learning Classroom with Steven Anderson, Content and Relationship Evangelist for Promethean. Learn more and pre-register. Visit the Re… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Educator finds reader interest trumps all other considerations in literacy

7/9/2014

  • Center for Teaching Quality

To develop a love of reading in students, the reader's interest trumps all other components of the triad of text complexity, educator Jessica Cuthbertson writes in this blog post. Cuthbertson details … Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

How one teacher made time to foster student-centered learning

7/9/2014

  • Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model)

Drawing inspiration from Google Fridays -- "the one day each week Google gives its employees freedom to learn, explore, and discover any topic they want" -- teacher Deidra Gammill in this commentary d… Read More