K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Colo. high school launches program to teach work ethics

8/19/2014

  • Cortez Journal (Colo.)

A Colorado high school has added work-ethics lessons to its curriculum. The Bring Your A-Game to Work program will highlight skills such as punctuality, initiative and respect for authority. Local bus… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Spotlight: NCLB waivers 3 years later

8/19/2014

  • Education Week (tiered subscription model)

This article explores waivers for parts of No Child Left Behind three years after their implementation. Proponents say the federal waivers helped create more flexibility for states. Some critics, howe… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Report: Japan should provide more research opportunities for students

8/19/2014

  • Mainichi (Japan), The

Japanese students given more research opportunities during their "comprehensive study" periods perform better on achievement tests, according to a recent report by the Ministry of Education, Culture,… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Md. school uses data-driven model for special education

8/18/2014

  • Baltimore Sun, The

A Maryland school that specializes in serving students with significant reading difficulties is among 50 schools nationwide implementing a data-driven system to help meet students' needs. Educators wi… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

IT lessons learned from implementing one-to-one programs

8/19/2014

  • T.H.E. Journal

Chief technology officers and directors of technology in five school districts share in this article their best practices for implementing one-to-one technology programs. Among their tips are to lock … Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Naval museum creates blended-learning lessons for 5th-graders

8/15/2014

  • Charleston Regional Business Journal (S.C.)

A South Carolina naval museum has developed a blended-learning science and history curriculum for fifth-graders that combines supplemental texts and recorded or live-streamed lessons aboard the aircra… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

How to make asking questions fun, rewarding for students

8/18/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Because "questioning helps us learn, explore the unknown, and adapt to change," it is essential that teachers foster classrooms that encourage and support questions, author and speaker Warren Berger w… Read More