K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Math, science teachers gain hands-on job experience

7/28/2014

  • WRAL-TV (Raleigh, N.C.)

Some math and science teachers in North Carolina, California and other states are gaining real-world experience through programs that place teachers in on-the-job settings. Some educators say such pro… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Why some public-school districts enter "compacts" with charters

7/29/2014

  • Education Next

Twenty public-school districts nationwide -- including some in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia -- have established "compacts" with local charter schools in an effort to share resources … Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Report: Teachers in England cater teaching to Ofsted preferences

7/22/2014

  • BBC

Despite a directive that teachers in England should be free to determine their own teaching styles, a think tank has released a report that finds that Ofsted inspections are prompting teachers to impl… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

N.Y. to update accessibility symbol, signage

7/29/2014

  • Disability Scoop

A bill signed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will require a more culturally sensitive icon to indicate accessibility for individuals with disabilities in locations throughout the state. The new symbol … Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Is data analytics the solution to improving teaching, learning?

7/28/2014

  • CIO.com

Teachers already are asked to sift through and analyze troves of student data. Now, educators and experts are suggesting that teachers tap analytics and data visualizations to improve teaching and lea… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Camp helps ease N.C. students into middle school

7/28/2014

  • Salisbury Post (N.C.)

Rising sixth-graders in a North Carolina district are learning about leadership skills, taking mini-science courses and exploring their new schools in a summer program to assist students with the midd… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Classroom practices for fostering success

7/28/2014

  • Edutopia.org

There are three practices that elementary-school teacher Catrina Jacobs aims to demonstrate in her classroom every day: care, captivate and catapult. In this blog post, Jacobs describes how creating a… Read More