K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Report considers diversity of college admissions offices

7/30/2014

  • Chronicle of Higher Education (free content), The
  • InsideHigherEd.com

Women make up about 70% of college admissions counselors and associate directors, while only 11% are black, according to a report by the National Association for College Admission Counseling. However,… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Fla. district to launch program for at-risk boys

7/31/2014

  • Tampa Tribune (Fla.), The

A Florida school district has announced plans to launch a dropout prevention program for male students who have had prior arrests and other issues. Officials say the pilot program would be operated in… 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

Educators visit students' homes ahead of school year's start

7/30/2014

  • Evansville Courier & Press (Ind.) (free registration)

A Kentucky school district is taking steps to connect with students and families before the beginning of the new school year. During the annual Home Visit Blitz, educators visit students' homes, call … Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Ideas for interactive student assessments

7/30/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Among many strategies for checking student progress, alternative formative assessment is an effective approach that relies on educator observation and teaches students to "internalize the habit of mon… Read More