K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Sailboat becomes classroom for Md. students

7/27/2014

  • WBAL-TV (Baltimore)

Some students in Anne Arundel County, Md., recently took to Chesapeake Bay on a sailboat to apply lessons in science, technology, engineering and math. The Mustang, which has crossed the globe four ti… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Math, science teachers gain hands-on job experience

7/28/2014

  • WRAL-TV (Raleigh, N.C.)

Some math and science teachers in North Carolina, California and other states are gaining real-world experience through programs that place teachers in on-the-job settings. Some educators say such pro… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Report: Teachers in England cater teaching to Ofsted preferences

7/22/2014

  • BBC

Despite a directive that teachers in England should be free to determine their own teaching styles, a think tank has released a report that finds that Ofsted inspections are prompting teachers to impl… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

S.D. district to focus on behavior, social skills

7/28/2014

  • Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, S.D.) (tiered subscription model)

A South Dakota school district is launching a pilot program at two elementary schools to teach students classroom behavior expectations and strategies. Each school will have teachers assigned to opera… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Mass. districts make transition to digital textbooks

7/28/2014

  • Milford Daily News (Mass.)

Some Massachusetts school districts are making the transition to digital textbooks, but not all schools may be ready to completely abandon traditional texts. Instead, one university administrator desc… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Colo. teacher creates website to teach writing to students worldwide

7/24/2014

  • Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.), The

Former Colorado elementary-school teacher Michelle Lynn Senters has created a website -- KidsAreWriters.com -- to teach short-story writing skills to students ages 8 to 18. The site includes general-w… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Pre-college program prepares Wis. students for higher education

7/23/2014

  • Capital Times (Madison, Wis.), The

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's PEOPLE -- Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence -- program offers middle- and high-school students opportunities in cultural enrichme… Read More