K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Small metro areas report highest number of foreign students in STEM

9/1/2014

  • Miami Herald (tiered subscription model), The

Small metro areas in Florida, South Carolina and Texas report the highest number of foreign students studying science, technology, engineering and math, according to a recent report. The report -- "Th… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Family meals may help reduce effects of cyberbullying in teens

9/1/2014

  • Reuters

Teens who were bullied online were more vulnerable to mental health issues, but regularly having family dinners appeared to reduce the mental effect of cyberbullying, according to a study published in… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Education overhaul in Victoria, Australia, gives more power to school councils

9/1/2014

  • Age (Melbourne, Australia), The

A recent overhaul of the education system in Victoria, Australia, will alter the governance system and give parents and others on school councils the ability to assess principals' performance. School … Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

ADHD drug use in children not linked to adult height

9/1/2014

  • National Public Radio
  • Medical News Today

An analysis of more than 1,000 children with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder found that neither the diagnosis itself nor stimulant treatment was associated with substantial differ… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

FCC ramps up efforts to reduce waste, fraud, abuse under E-Rate program

9/2/2014

  • eSchool News (free registration)

The overhaul of the federal E-Rate program came with a heavier investment in efforts to combat waste, fraud and abuse -- by way of the Federal Communications Commission's new Universal Service Fund St… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Class "looping" helps students, teachers start the year faster

9/1/2014

  • Observer-Dispatch (Utica, N.Y.)

One New York district is "looping" some of its elementary-school classrooms, advancing the teacher to the next grade with students from the previous year. School officials said the practice helps stud… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

5 ideas for creating safe, welcoming learning environments

9/1/2014

  • Edutopia.org

In this blog post, project-based learning advocate Suzie Boss describes five ways teachers can build a welcoming and safe learning environment for students. Among the tips Boss gleans from the work of… Read More