K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

YMCA teams up with Ind. college to bring STEM to youth efforts

7/21/2014

  • NewsAndTribune.com (Jeffersonville/New Albany, Ind.)

In partnership with a local college, YMCA organizations in two Indiana counties will add science, technology, engineering and math to their youth programs. Andrew Takami, director of the Purdue Colleg… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

60 districts pledge to improve education for black, Hispanic males

7/21/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Sixty of the country's largest school districts, which enroll about 40% of all African-American and Hispanic male youths living in poverty, will join an initiative aimed at improving education for tho… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Hong Kong bans electronic devices during testing

7/14/2014

  • South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) (free registration)

Officials in Hong Kong say the latest generation of so-called "smartwatches" and other electronic devices are making their way into exam halls as students use the feature-rich devices to cheat. Noting… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Prenatal exposure to parental smoking linked to higher ADHD risk

7/21/2014

  • DailyRx.com

Children born to parents who smoke had a greater likelihood of having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder than those with nonsmoking parents, according to a Danish study published in the journal … Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Educator shares ideas for how to maintain balance, increase productivity

7/21/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

While teachers may use the summer break to regain their sense of balance, the school year is right around the corner, and former educator Naphtali Hoff writes that balance can be maintained during the… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Weeklong camp in Nev. boosts girls' enthusiasm for math

7/17/2014

  • KTVN-TV (Reno, Nev.)

A group of 36 seventh- and eighth-grade girls are becoming "masters of math" during a weeklong camp at the University of Nevada, Reno. Camp organizers say their goal is to boost the girls' enthusiasm … Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Teacher spotlights 4 cornerstones of teacher leadership

7/16/2014

  • Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model)

Imagination, independence, inspiration and integrity are four cornerstones of teacher leadership, gifted-education teacher Anthony Colucci writes in this blog post. He offers advice on how to use thes… Read More