K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Miss America takes STEM message to nation's capital

7/24/2014

  • U.S. News & World Report

Miss America Nina Davuluri met with Education Secretary Arne Duncan and members of Congress this week to promote science, technology, engineering and math. STEM is a platform of both the Miss America … Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

NYC school develops curriculum using video-game principles

7/25/2014

  • KQED.org

Schools increasingly are adopting digital gaming and game-like concepts in the classroom with the expectation that they will make academic lessons more engaging. At New York City's Quest to Learn Scho… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Report: Teachers in England cater teaching to Ofsted preferences

7/22/2014

  • BBC

Despite a directive that teachers in England should be free to determine their own teaching styles, a think tank has released a report that finds that Ofsted inspections are prompting teachers to impl… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

La. superintendents discuss challenges of special-ed graduation requirements

7/25/2014

  • Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.), The

Implementing Louisiana's controversial new law that allows a panel of educators to establish graduation criteria for students with disabilities will be challenging for local school districts, several … Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Student: Social media decorum for high-school grads

7/25/2014

  • Patriot-News (Harrisburg, Pa.), The

In this commentary, college student and editorial intern Leah Polakoff reveals some ways in which students' social media use should change when they graduate from high school. Among other things, she … Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Colo. teacher creates website to teach writing to students worldwide

7/24/2014

  • Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.), The

Former Colorado elementary-school teacher Michelle Lynn Senters has created a website -- KidsAreWriters.com -- to teach short-story writing skills to students ages 8 to 18. The site includes general-w… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Pre-college program prepares Wis. students for higher education

7/23/2014

  • Capital Times (Madison, Wis.), The

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's PEOPLE -- Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence -- program offers middle- and high-school students opportunities in cultural enrichme… Read More