K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Report: Iowa STEM education initiative pays off

7/29/2014

  • Globe Gazette (Mason City, Iowa), The

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and other political leaders recently joined educators to laud a state initiative that seeks to promote science, technology, engineering and math education. The three-year-old … Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

N.J. district reverses course on one-to-one laptop program

7/30/2014

  • Hechinger Report, The

Five years after launching a one-to-one laptop program, a New Jersey district is abandoning the technology this summer. Officials said personnel were overwhelmed by the number of necessary repairs for… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Shanghai students rank highest on international financial-literacy test

7/29/2014

  • Shanghai Daily (China)

Students in Shanghai ranked highest in an assessment of their financial-literacy skills, according to recent testing affiliated with the Programme for International Student Assessment. However, offici… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

College students create enhancement for adaptive speech device

7/30/2014

  • Herald (Rock Hill, S.C.), The

Engineering students at a South Carolina technical college created a tool to improve the use of an adaptive speech device and tablet computers. The tool is a protective case with a grid design that fi… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Minn. district to roll out blogs with bus-tracking data

7/30/2014

  • Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.)

Beginning this fall, a Minnesota school district will launch new blogs -- internally at first -- that will offer updates on bus routes, incidents and tracking data for each school. Officials expect th… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Camp helps ease N.C. students into middle school

7/28/2014

  • Salisbury Post (N.C.)

Rising sixth-graders in a North Carolina district are learning about leadership skills, taking mini-science courses and exploring their new schools in a summer program to assist students with the midd… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Classroom practices for fostering success

7/28/2014

  • Edutopia.org

There are three practices that elementary-school teacher Catrina Jacobs aims to demonstrate in her classroom every day: care, captivate and catapult. In this blog post, Jacobs describes how creating a… Read More