K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Some La. schools take science lessons to bayou

4/17/2014

  • Advertiser (Lafayette, La.), The

Students in three schools in Louisiana are testing water samples from a local bayou in a pilot program designed to apply science skills to environmental protection. The project involves a partnership … Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

What school turnaround looks like in one Mass. district

4/18/2014

  • District Administration magazine online

A newly appointed superintendent in one of the lowest-performing school districts in Massachusetts has designed a comprehensive turnaround plan, which includes restructuring the high school into an up… 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

Students learn job, social skills through work-study program

4/17/2014

  • Baltimore Sun, The

A work-study program at a school district in Maryland is helping students with disabilities gain social, workforce and self-advocacy skills before graduation. Students work in internships throughout t… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Schools are using 3D printers to turn students into makers

4/18/2014

  • BBC

More schools in the U.S. and U.K. are integrating 3D printing into classroom lessons. In the U.K., there are plans to open 30 fabrication laboratories over the next three years. In the "Fab Labs," stu… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Why teachers need social-emotional training

4/17/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Transformational leadership coach Elena Aguilar in this blog post recommends providing teachers with more training and support on social and emotional learning. Changes in technology and the ongoing t… Read More