K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Report: Iowa STEM education initiative pays off

7/29/2014

  • Globe Gazette (Mason City, Iowa), The

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and other political leaders recently joined educators to laud a state initiative that seeks to promote science, technology, engineering and math education. The three-year-old … Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Why some public-school districts enter "compacts" with charters

7/29/2014

  • Education Next

Twenty public-school districts nationwide -- including some in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia -- have established "compacts" with local charter schools in an effort to share resources … Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Shanghai students rank highest on international financial-literacy test

7/29/2014

  • Shanghai Daily (China)

Students in Shanghai ranked highest in an assessment of their financial-literacy skills, according to recent testing affiliated with the Programme for International Student Assessment. However, offici… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

N.Y. to update accessibility symbol, signage

7/29/2014

  • Disability Scoop

A bill signed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will require a more culturally sensitive icon to indicate accessibility for individuals with disabilities in locations throughout the state. The new symbol … Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Teachers preview Google Classroom before launch

7/29/2014

  • EdTech magazine online

Google debuted its Classroom program -- an addition to Google Apps for Education -- in May, and while a full-scale launch is still a few weeks away, some teachers already are testing the waters. This … Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Camp helps ease N.C. students into middle school

7/28/2014

  • Salisbury Post (N.C.)

Rising sixth-graders in a North Carolina district are learning about leadership skills, taking mini-science courses and exploring their new schools in a summer program to assist students with the midd… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Classroom practices for fostering success

7/28/2014

  • Edutopia.org

There are three practices that elementary-school teacher Catrina Jacobs aims to demonstrate in her classroom every day: care, captivate and catapult. In this blog post, Jacobs describes how creating a… Read More