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

Study: Why students leave high school before graduation

9/15/2014

  • District Administration magazine online

A recent study finds there is no single reason that students leave high school before graduation, but rather there are various factors, including toxic environments, poor relationships with teachers, … 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

NIMH funds research on services for individuals with autism

9/15/2014

  • Disability Scoop

The National Institute of Mental Health has awarded $7.9 million in funding to 12 research projects examining services for individuals with autism. Projects will tackle topics such as early identifica… 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

NYC takes steps to curb high rates of over-age middle-schoolers

9/11/2014

  • Chalkbeat

New York City Public Schools has taken several steps to improve the education of middle-school students who are older than their peers; a recent report shows this group makes up nearly a quarter of al… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Can digital games foster independent learning?

9/10/2014

  • eSchool News (free registration)

Diverse learners can benefit from the immediate feedback and freedom to fail that digital games provide, explains Suzi Wilczynski, a former educator who founded Dig-It! Games. "In no other learning en… Read More