K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Va. middle school uses Hour of Code to inspire girls

12/15/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Middle-school girls are learning how to code during an Hour of Code class at a Virginia middle school. The class is girls-only and features lessons on mobile-application development and other topics. … Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Teacher-prep program includes lessons on global competence

12/16/2014

  • Modesto Bee (Calif.), The

A global-studies course at a California university is bringing together future teachers and recent immigrant students. The program uses a small-group model and technology to help bridge language gaps.… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Exhibit in South Korea showcases education "obsession"

12/16/2014

  • Korea Times (Seoul), The

The National Museum of Korean Contemporary History in Seoul, South Korea, has a new exhibit on the country's long history with exams and what is described in this article as an education "obsession." … Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Disability specialists offer tips for postsecondary success

12/16/2014

  • T.H.E. Journal

Data show a sharp decline in the number of students with learning disabilities accessing services in the K-12 setting -- 87% -- versus those accessing services in higher-education settings -- 19%. Dis… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Many Ohio schools not prepared for online exams

12/16/2014

  • Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

In Ohio, more than one-third of assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards will continue to be taken using paper and pencil after some schools said they were not prepared to shift to onl… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Standards-based grading is adopted by Wash. middle school

12/15/2014

  • Daily News (Longview, Wash.), The

A Washington state middle school has switched to a standards-based grading system that rates how well students are meeting specific objectives in each school subject, rather than a single overall grad… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

N.D. students prepare for agriculture industry

12/12/2014

  • Forum (Fargo, N.D.-Moorhead, Minn.) (free registration), The

North Dakota students in grades 7 to 12 can get real-world experience in agriculture through participation in the National FFA Organization, an agriculture program that also cultivates leadership skil… Read More