K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

ACTE executive director: STEM is CTE

10/29/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Science, technology, engineering and math education and career and technical education "are fundamentally connected," LeAnn Wilson, executive director of ACTE, said in a recent interview exploring the… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Why cognitive assessments could benefit from a digital upgrade

10/31/2014

  • eSchool News (free registration)

Cognitive assessments can provide valuable information about students' abilities and how they learn, writes Dean Delis, a professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. In this comment… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Canadian schools get a boost from tech firms for STEM lessons

10/28/2014

  • Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model), The

A growing number of technology companies and universities are investing in school programmes in Canada that focus on developing students' skills in science, technology, engineering and maths at an ear… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Interior-design course focuses on needs of individuals with autism

10/31/2014

  • Disability Scoop

Students enrolled in a pilot interior-design course at a Florida college are learning how to consider disability in home design. The students specifically are focusing on designing for individuals wit… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

NYC schools to lift ban on students' cellphones

10/31/2014

  • Education Week (tiered subscription model)

The New York City school district is following the lead of other large, urban districts, such as Los Angeles and Chicago, and ending its ban on cellphones in school. The district's current policy, con… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Ala. middle-grade students learn to code in after-school class

10/30/2014

  • Anniston Star (Ala.), The

An Alabama school district is offering coding instruction to students in fifth through eighth grades in an after-school class. The co-teachers for the class are using the Google Computer Science First… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Leadership academy trains principals to improve struggling schools

10/29/2014

  • Chalkbeat

NYC Leadership Academy -- a principal-training program that pairs first-year principals and assistant principals with struggling schools -- hopes to send 50 such pairs into low-performing schools over… Read More