K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

How schools are using makerspaces

10/15/2014

  • EdTech magazine online

Makerspaces are helping the schools profiled in this article enrich learning with hands-on lessons. One school has adopted the makerspace philosophy across disciplines instead of creating a separate s… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

National effort seeks to bridge the "word gap"

10/17/2014

  • Atlantic online, The

There is a "word gap" among low-income students, according to those involved with the Bridging the Word Gap event recently held at the White House. They suggested several ways to address the issue, in… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Study examines cultural reasons for Chinese students' success

10/13/2014

  • BBC

Students from China attending school in Australia outperformed their Australian peers, as well as migrants from the UK, in recent exams -- scoring on average two grade levels higher. The study from th… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Why teachers should consider research on learning styles

10/16/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Educators need the training and resources to utilize years of research into students' learning differences and strengths, especially for those with or awaiting testing for learning disabilities or dif… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Survey: Cost is greatest barrier to broadband access in schools

10/17/2014

  • Roll Call (free content)

Schools nationwide lack broadband Internet capability -- particularly in rural areas -- according to a recent survey that shows cost is the greatest barrier to access. The Consortium for School Networ… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

4th-grade teachers focus on single subjects at Pa. school

10/16/2014

  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

A Pennsylvania school is implementing a model for fourth grade where students change classes and are taught by all four of the grade-level teachers who specialize in their subject. The move is part of… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Teacher finds online game encourages evidence-based learning

10/15/2014

  • T.H.E. Journal

A game-show style online platform called Cranium CoRE encourages students to carefully read texts and then use text-based evidence to answer questions, says Florida middle-school teacher Ashlee Cornet… Read More