K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Minn. students seek more coding opportunities

10/20/2014

  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

More parents and students in Minnesota are seeking coding instruction, some nonprofits and officials say. Many schools are working to add computer coding to help meet the demand, even though such cour… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Students to explore algebra through storytelling

10/21/2014

  • PhysOrg.com

Some pre-algebra students in a Texas school district will participate in a study involving storytelling and algebra. Students will write stories about personal interests that incorporate algebraic con… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Ireland schools' breakfast clubs feeding a need

10/21/2014

  • Irish Times (Dublin), The

Officials at one Irish school have reported a 40% increase in participation in a school breakfast club since 2005 -- a spike that is attributed to the recession and other factors. The clubs are appear… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Dentists aim to remove barriers for children with autism

10/21/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A small, but growing number of pediatric dentists are seeking ways to accommodate children with autism. Two small studies have examined ways to desensitize children with disabilities to the routines o… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Pa. district invests in safety, visitor management technology

10/21/2014

  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

A Pennsylvania school district used grant funds to install the Raptor Visitor Management System -- used to authorize parents and visitors on campus -- in its four schools, spending $1,200 per school. … Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Veteran educator shares 6 lessons from her first year

10/20/2014

  • Edutopia.org

New teachers may find the end of October difficult as their high energy from the school year's start begins to decrease, transformational leadership coach Elena Aguilar writes in this blog post. Aguil… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

How free time in lessons can benefit diverse learners

10/20/2014

  • Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model)

Rather than controlling every moment, teachers should limit direct teaching to between five and seven minutes and allow students time for reflection, practice and peer collaboration, educator Starr Sa… Read More