K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

La. lawmakers seek amendment to limit college tuition increases

4/23/2014

  • Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Louisiana lawmakers are considering a state constitutional amendment that would prevent public colleges and universities from raising tuition to cover expenses if the state government reduces funding.… 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

Published in partnership with: ASCD

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

Technical difficulties halt testing in some Fla. districts

4/22/2014

  • Florida Today (Melbourne) (tiered subscription model)
  • Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Some Florida students experienced problems Tuesday while taking the computerized FCAT exams, leading some districts to temporarily discontinue testing. The issue did not appear to be experienced state… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

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