K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Hybrid programs blend high school, community college, work

8/28/2014

  • National Journal

Schools offering students a mixture of high school, community college and work experience are cropping up in various cities, from New York City to San Antonio to Los Angeles. The U.S. Department of Ed… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Educator: Why value-added evaluations are not constructive

8/29/2014

  • Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model)

The current structure of value-added evaluations for teachers are not constructive, high-school math teacher William Eger writes in this commentary. He believes in metrics, but notes that the "money-b… 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

District program helps promote struggling 8th-graders to high school

8/28/2014

  • Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

A Florida district has revamped its credit-recovery program to help eighth-graders who have not passed all of their middle-school classes enter high school and avoid an alternative-school placement. S… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Project has children unplug for computer science lessons

8/29/2014

  • Hechinger Report, The

A project called Computer Science Unplugged teaches students computer science lessons without technology, allowing students to get to the core of what the field is based on -- computational thinking. … Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

8th-graders help younger peers transition to middle school

8/29/2014

  • Ukiah Daily Journal (Calif.), The

A California middle school is helping incoming fifth- and sixth-graders transition by training and assigning eighth-grade mentors to work with them throughout the year. The eighth-graders, who were tr… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Tips to help prepare for a new school year

8/28/2014

  • Scholastic Administrator magazine

Sixth-grade literacy teacher Rhonda Stewart gets ready for a new school year by making a to-do list, which includes primarily administrative tasks that need to be done before students arrive. These in… Read More