K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

NYC workshop allows teens to help solve real-world problems

8/27/2014

  • Daily News (New York)

New York City high-schoolers participating in a summer science, technology, engineering and math program tackled real-world issues, such as global health. Student projects included the development of … Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

More schools use software programs to detect plagiarism

8/27/2014

  • National Public Radio

A growing number of universities and high schools are using anti-plagiarism software programs to compare students' papers to online content. About a quarter of high schools nationwide -- and more than… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Businesses in Japan work to recruit foreign students

8/26/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Companies in Japan increasingly are looking to hire foreign students, often recruiting them through job fairs. However, this presents some challenges for foreign-born college graduates, who officials … Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Is common core suffering from a branding issue?

8/27/2014

  • American Public Media/Marketplace

In a recent survey, respondents' support for reading and math standards rose when the question posed did not include the term "common core." Some say this -- along with other factors -- is indicative … Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

E-Rate program to phase out support for telephone services

8/27/2014

  • eSchool News (free registration)

In order to free up $5 billion for the expansion of Wi-Fi in schools and libraries, federal E-Rate support for voice services will be discontinued within the next five years. That includes telephone s… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

How one educator uses technology to connect parents to classroom

8/25/2014

  • Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Ind.) (tiered subscription model)

A daily classroom blog, a cellphone and social media are the technological tools used by an Indiana elementary school teacher to connect with parents and keep them informed about students' work. "You … Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

How can schools measure college, career readiness?

8/25/2014

  • EdSource

Education leaders in California are working to incorporate college- and career-readiness measures into the state's Academic Performance Index. Some say it's easier to incorporate college readiness int… Read More