K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

U.S. college attainment increased slightly in 2012, report finds

4/22/2014

  • Chronicle of Higher Education (free content), The

About 39.4% of Americans between the ages of 25 and 64 held some form of college degree in 2012, a 0.7% increase over 2011, according to a report from the Lumina Foundation. Despite the increase, the … Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Proactive steps teachers can take to avoid burnout

4/22/2014

  • Edutopia.org

It is natural for teachers to feel burned out at times, suggests Ben Johnson, an administrator, author and educator. In this blog post, he offers some proactive advice for overcoming such feelings. Su… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

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Australian school uses feedback, collaboration to improve teaching, learning

4/22/2014

  • Australian Teacher Magazine online

A high school in Australia has adopted a culture of collaboration to help develop a "community of learning", educator Darcy Moore writes. The strategy includes a focus on providing timely, constructi… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Abilities Awareness Week seeks to teach tolerance

4/23/2014

  • SunNe.ws (New Jersey)

Students in a New Jersey school district learned about disabilities during the district's Abilities Awareness Week, held earlier this month. Events included discussions led by parents of students with… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Ind. high school uses social media to communicate, engage

4/21/2014

  • Elkhart Truth (Ind.), The

An Indiana high school has embraced social media as an effective tool for engaging students and communicating with them, as well as parents and the community. Among other things, the school's principa… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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Minn. law aims to protect victims of bullying in schools

4/21/2014

  • Sun Newspapers (Minn.)

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton recently signed the Safe and Supportive Schools Act, which aims to protect victims of bullying in schools by supporting local policies, providing training for educators and … Read More