K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

U. of Wis. program focuses on solving real-world problems

9/14/2014

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (tiered subscription model)

Students majoring in programs in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are using soft skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving and teamwork, and practical skills … Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Groups release revised standards for school leaders

9/16/2014

  • Education Week (tiered subscription model)

The Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Policy Board for Educational Administration have published revisions to the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards. The st… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

How Australian schools prepare students for lifelong learning

9/8/2014

  • Australian Teacher Magazine online

Students are taught basic facts in school that prepare them for lifelong learning, as well as how to learn and think critically, according to Australian author and academic Rod Pitcher. In this commen… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Research findings could shape diagnosis of ADHD

9/16/2014

  • HealthDay News

Brain scans of children with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder suggest that key connections related to internal thought and focus are slower to mature in individuals with the disord… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Va. district adopts social media communication plan

9/15/2014

  • News & Advance (Lynchburg, Va.), The

A Virginia school district is using Facebook and Twitter in order to keep stakeholders -- primarily parents -- informed and engaged. Social media, officials said, is just one tool the district will us… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

2 Mo. middle schools are redesigned for 21st-century learning

9/15/2014

  • KCUR-FM (Kansas City, Mo.)

A Missouri district has spent $20 million to overhaul two middle schools by adding new technology and room arrangements that promote collaborative learning. "These buildings that you see right now are… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Can music education boost student achievement?

9/15/2014

  • National Public Radio

Harmony Project -- a nonprofit community music program -- was founded by Margaret Martin to boost achievement among disadvantaged students by reducing their exposure to negative influences and increas… Read More