K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

STEM program engages students in cyberdefense

9/17/2014

  • District Administration magazine online

The CyberPatriot program, which operates as an after-school program for high-school students, is aimed at engaging students in science, technology, engineering and math. The program, in place since 20… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Principal shares tips for using online assessments

9/17/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

The decision to transition to online assessments should not be taken lightly, principal Steve Kwikkel writes in this blog post. He shares several suggestions to help school leaders encourage their sta… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

UK schools focus on teacher salaries, not class sizes

9/16/2014

  • Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The

The average class size in primary schools in the United Kingdom is 25 students -- tied for fifth in a review of 33 countries by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Schools in t… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Teens learn peer-mentoring skills

9/16/2014

  • Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

A high school in Illinois is training 55 teenagers to work with students with disabilities. Students in the peer-mentoring program are working with a speech-language pathologist to learn how to engage… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

#StackThatPaper helps some schools raise money for supplies

9/17/2014

  • Philadelphia Inquirer, The

Some Philadelphia businesses are using social media to help schools obtain resources amid budget deficits. The #StackThatPaper challenge -- launched by digital marketing startup Leadnomics -- challeng… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

2 Mo. middle schools are redesigned for 21st-century learning

9/15/2014

  • KCUR-FM (Kansas City, Mo.)

A Missouri district has spent $20 million to overhaul two middle schools by adding new technology and room arrangements that promote collaborative learning. "These buildings that you see right now are… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Can music education boost student achievement?

9/15/2014

  • National Public Radio

Harmony Project -- a nonprofit community music program -- was founded by Margaret Martin to boost achievement among disadvantaged students by reducing their exposure to negative influences and increas… Read More