K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

More states count computer science as math, science credits

11/26/2014

  • U.S. News & World Report

Schools in 25 states and the District of Columbia now count computer science classes toward math and science graduation requirements, up by about half since last year. "One thing all the companies agr… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Study considers use of game-based educational tools

11/26/2014

  • Hechinger Report, The

Some educators may not know about resources they need to determine if an online educational game is effective, according to a recent survey. Data show few teachers surveyed were aware of resources suc… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Finland to phase out handwriting instruction

11/24/2014

  • Helsingin Sanomat (Helsinki)
  • Care2.com

Finland has announced plans to phase out handwriting lessons by 2016 and instead teach typing skills. The shift is part of a broader movement away from longhand communications and toward digital commu… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Project Search helps open doors for job training

11/25/2014

  • Washington Times, The

Students in the exceptional-student program at a North Carolina high school are gaining job skills through Project Search. The program often places students as interns in hospitals because of the rang… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

EdTech survey: Competency-based education

11/26/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Is competency-based learning a fit for K-12? This month, we asked SmartBrief on EdTech readers about their plans to adopt this model and whether it's right for K-12. Here's what they said. Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Spotlight: Unaccompanied minors in U.S. schools

11/25/2014

  • Hechinger Report, The

Some U.S. schools report an influx of unaccompanied minors in recent years. In fact, 66,127 of such children were accounted for when they crossed the U.S.-Mexican border between Oct. 1, 2013, and Aug.… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Educator: Transform geography lessons into journeys

11/24/2014

  • Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model)

Engaging and creative geography lessons require "doing" rather than simply "studying" the subject, asserts Kelly Young, founder and executive director of Pebble Creek Labs, a training and curriculum c… Read More