K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

U.S. college attainment increased slightly in 2012, report finds

4/22/2014

  • Chronicle of Higher Education (free content), The

About 39.4% of Americans between the ages of 25 and 64 held some form of college degree in 2012, a 0.7% increase over 2011, according to a report from the Lumina Foundation. Despite the increase, the … Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Minn. law aims to protect victims of bullying in schools

4/21/2014

  • Sun Newspapers (Minn.)

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton recently signed the Safe and Supportive Schools Act, which aims to protect victims of bullying in schools by supporting local policies, providing training for educators and … Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Australian school uses feedback, collaboration to improve teaching, learning

4/22/2014

  • Australian Teacher Magazine online

A high school in Australia has adopted a culture of collaboration to help develop a "community of learning", educator Darcy Moore writes. The strategy includes a focus on providing timely, constructi… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Ill. district pilots mentor program for students with autism

4/21/2014

  • Belleville News-Democrat (Ill.)

General-education students and students with autism at a school in Illinois are working up to three times a week in the district's pilot peer-mentoring program. The mentors work with students on the a… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Ind. high school uses social media to communicate, engage

4/21/2014

  • Elkhart Truth (Ind.), The

An Indiana high school has embraced social media as an effective tool for engaging students and communicating with them, as well as parents and the community. Among other things, the school's principa… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Ideas on implementing differentiated instruction

4/21/2014

  • Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model)

Differentiated instruction can be more difficult in practice than in theory, Larry Ferlazzo notes in this blog post that compiles several practical suggestions on the topic. Among these, author and ed… Read More