K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Report outlines practices to ensure community-college students graduate

9/18/2014

  • Chronicle of Higher Education (free content), The

Community-college students who register for classes before the start of a new semester are 11 times more likely to make it to their sophomore year, according to a new report by the Center for Communit… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Teacher-powered schools gain momentum

9/19/2014

  • U.S. News & World Report

Close to 60 schools in the U.S. are operated and lead by teachers without the guidance of formal administrators. While some welcome the challenge, others say a collaborative leadership relationship be… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

UK schools focus on teacher salaries, not class sizes

9/16/2014

  • Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The

The average class size in primary schools in the United Kingdom is 25 students -- tied for fifth in a review of 33 countries by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Schools in t… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

More companies develop accessible products, services

9/18/2014

  • CBC.ca (Canada)

More businesses are targeting individuals with disabilities with new products and services that potentially have universal appeal and accessibility. Google, for instance, is working to make its produc… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Free webinar: Creating compelling digital lessons: The easy way

9/18/2014

Join us on Monday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. EST for Creating Compelling Digital Lessons: The Easy Way with Sergio Villegas, high school science teacher, and current EdTech coordinator for NapaLearns. Learn … Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

How does gender affect students' performance in class, on tests?

9/18/2014

  • Atlantic online, The

Research suggests girls earn higher grades than boys in school, while boys often perform better on tests. This article explores gender-based differences in learning styles and performance and highligh… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Pervasive gaming places students into civics lessons

9/17/2014

  • KQED.org

A type of mobile gaming known as pervasive gaming -- which requires students to interact with the real world while playing -- allows students to experience historical events, face realistic challenges… Read More