K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

CTE programs grow in popularity, prestige

9/15/2014

  • eSchool News (free registration)

Today's career and technical education programs are challenging notions that such programs are a last resort for low-achieving students. The Association for Career and Technical Education reports that… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Principal shares tips for using online assessments

9/17/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

The decision to transition to online assessments should not be taken lightly, principal Steve Kwikkel writes in this blog post. He shares several suggestions to help school leaders encourage their sta… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

UK schools focus on teacher salaries, not class sizes

9/16/2014

  • Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The

The average class size in primary schools in the United Kingdom is 25 students -- tied for fifth in a review of 33 countries by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Schools in t… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Research findings could shape diagnosis of ADHD

9/16/2014

  • HealthDay News

Brain scans of children with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder suggest that key connections related to internal thought and focus are slower to mature in individuals with the disord… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

S.C. media specialists' role changes with technology

9/16/2014

  • Aiken Standard (S.C.)

School libraries have evolved over the past 20 years, and with them the role of media specialists in schools. In South Carolina, media specialists now play a larger role in helping students access and… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

2 Mo. middle schools are redesigned for 21st-century learning

9/15/2014

  • KCUR-FM (Kansas City, Mo.)

A Missouri district has spent $20 million to overhaul two middle schools by adding new technology and room arrangements that promote collaborative learning. "These buildings that you see right now are… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Can music education boost student achievement?

9/15/2014

  • National Public Radio

Harmony Project -- a nonprofit community music program -- was founded by Margaret Martin to boost achievement among disadvantaged students by reducing their exposure to negative influences and increas… Read More