K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Project Lead the Way sends teachers back to college

7/31/2014

  • Daytona Beach News-Journal (Fla.), The

Teachers from Florida and other states are studying engineering this summer at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University through a national program of classroom innovation. The preparatory course is part o… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Fla. district to launch program for at-risk boys

7/31/2014

  • Tampa Tribune (Fla.), The

A Florida school district has announced plans to launch a dropout prevention program for male students who have had prior arrests and other issues. Officials say the pilot program would be operated in… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Shanghai students rank highest on international financial-literacy test

7/29/2014

  • Shanghai Daily (China)

Students in Shanghai ranked highest in an assessment of their financial-literacy skills, according to recent testing affiliated with the Programme for International Student Assessment. However, offici… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Ideas for determining students' readiness to learn

7/31/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Assessing learning readiness can help educators meet students' needs for differentiation by revealing their individual skills gaps, education consultant John McCarthy writes in this blog post. He offe… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Free webinar: Mobile civic learning and play in the real world

7/31/2014

Join us on Tuesday, Aug. 12 at 4 p.m. Eastern for Mobile Civic Learning and Play in the Real World with Benjamin Stokes, postdoc scholar at the UC Berkeley School of Information and co-founder of Game… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Survey: Some parents, students are lukewarm on quality of tech teaching

7/29/2014

  • T.H.E. Journal

A study indicates that just more than half of parents and students rank their schools as adequate or better in technology instruction. Younger parents and female students give less-favorable ratings i… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Ideas for interactive student assessments

7/30/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Among many strategies for checking student progress, alternative formative assessment is an effective approach that relies on educator observation and teaches students to "internalize the habit of mon… Read More