K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Analysis: Apprenticeship programs make slow progress in U.S.

9/11/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

U.S. companies have been slow to adopt apprenticeship programs, despite their success in Germany and promotion by the White House and some state leaders. "Vocational training is a well-recognized care… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Study: Technology may remove barriers for students with dyslexia

9/12/2014

  • PBS

Preliminary research shows that reading on a smartphone or tablet may benefit students with dyslexia, in part, because there are fewer words on the page. Researcher and astrophysicist Matthew Schneps,… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

How Australian schools prepare students for lifelong learning

9/8/2014

  • Australian Teacher Magazine online

Students are taught basic facts in school that prepare them for lifelong learning, as well as how to learn and think critically, according to Australian author and academic Rod Pitcher. In this commen… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Del. district kicks off Project SEARCH internships

9/11/2014

  • NewsZap

Young adults with disabilities in a Delaware school district who have completed their academic requirements, but still need some workforce training, now have more options through the district's partne… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

U.K. teacher uses Skype to connect lessons while he recovers from surgery

9/12/2014

  • Daily Express (London)

A teacher in the United Kingdom who had surgery at the start of the school year is using Skype to connect with students in the classroom and to conduct lessons from his study at home. Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

NYC takes steps to curb high rates of over-age middle-schoolers

9/11/2014

  • Chalkbeat

New York City Public Schools has taken several steps to improve the education of middle-school students who are older than their peers; a recent report shows this group makes up nearly a quarter of al… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Can digital games foster independent learning?

9/10/2014

  • eSchool News (free registration)

Diverse learners can benefit from the immediate feedback and freedom to fail that digital games provide, explains Suzi Wilczynski, a former educator who founded Dig-It! Games. "In no other learning en… Read More