K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

NYC workshop allows teens to help solve real-world problems

8/27/2014

  • Daily News (New York)

New York City high-schoolers participating in a summer science, technology, engineering and math program tackled real-world issues, such as global health. Student projects included the development of … Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Educator shares tips to initiate, sustain collaboration

8/28/2014

  • Scholastic.com

Educators should consider adding "collaboration" to their back-to-school to-do lists, teacher Kriscia Cabral writes in this blog post. She shares several strategies to help teachers initiate and susta… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Businesses in Japan work to recruit foreign students

8/26/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Companies in Japan increasingly are looking to hire foreign students, often recruiting them through job fairs. However, this presents some challenges for foreign-born college graduates, who officials … Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Is common core suffering from a branding issue?

8/27/2014

  • American Public Media/Marketplace

In a recent survey, respondents' support for reading and math standards rose when the question posed did not include the term "common core." Some say this -- along with other factors -- is indicative … Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

E-Rate program to phase out support for telephone services

8/27/2014

  • eSchool News (free registration)

In order to free up $5 billion for the expansion of Wi-Fi in schools and libraries, federal E-Rate support for voice services will be discontinued within the next five years. That includes telephone s… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

How one educator uses technology to connect parents to classroom

8/25/2014

  • Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Ind.) (tiered subscription model)

A daily classroom blog, a cellphone and social media are the technological tools used by an Indiana elementary school teacher to connect with parents and keep them informed about students' work. "You … Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Tips to help prepare for a new school year

8/28/2014

  • Scholastic Administrator magazine

Sixth-grade literacy teacher Rhonda Stewart gets ready for a new school year by making a to-do list, which includes primarily administrative tasks that need to be done before students arrive. These in… Read More