K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Feds to grant $450M to community colleges for training partnerships

9/29/2014

  • Hill, The

Community colleges will receive $450 million in federal job-training grants under an initiative that Vice President Joe Biden is expected to unveil today. The 71 award recipients will partner with emp… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Teacher-preparation rules, more still pending from education dept.

9/29/2014

  • Education Week (tiered subscription model)

Education Secretary Arne Duncan had a lengthy list to accomplish over the summer, according to this blog post, which examines the items he checked off the list, the items still pending and what educat… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Students in England begin to tackle computer coding skills early

9/22/2014

  • Guardian (London), The

English teachers are developing their own lessons around computer programming for students as young as five as part of the new national curriculum. Current challenges include bringing teachers up to s… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Diagnostic program to identify students needing academic support

9/28/2014

  • Perry County Times (New Bloomfield, Pa.)

A school district in Pennsylvania is introducing a computerized diagnostic testing program that will determine which skills students have mastered or for what skills they may need extra support. The p… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

New website keeps parents updated on NYC middle schools

9/29/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A New York City public radio station and a commercial television station are partnering on a website to update parents on the quality of the city's middle schools. SchoolBook.org will provide weekly e… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Teachers train on blended learning through mentorships, workshops

9/29/2014

  • Capital New York

Nearly 100 New York City educators are learning how, when and why to use technology with students as part of a two-year professional-development program called the Blended Learning Institute. Particip… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

How to expand vocabulary through discovery

9/29/2014

  • Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model)

Instructional coach David Ginsburg in this blog post argues that teachers should "[g]ive students opportunities to experience, observe, or discover a concept first, and name and define it later." Gins… Read More