K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

How to cultivate future STEM innovations

8/22/2014

  • Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Chicago-area innovators share ideas on ways to link science, technology, engineering and math studies to careers and future innovation. Highlights include more emphasis on maker skills, global awarene… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Mo. educators seek to meet students' needs during school closings

8/22/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Unrest in Ferguson, Mo., has delayed the start of the school year by one week so far. Educators and volunteers are working to deliver instruction and meals to students despite the delay. In one instan… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Report: Japan should provide more research opportunities for students

8/19/2014

  • Mainichi (Japan), The

Japanese students given more research opportunities during their "comprehensive study" periods perform better on achievement tests, according to a recent report by the Ministry of Education, Culture,… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Texas district launches credit intervention for struggling students

8/22/2014

  • Victoria Advocate (Texas)

A school district in Texas is launching a credit-recovery program for high-schoolers at risk of not graduating. The program will include a team of educators, including special-education teachers, coun… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Free webinar: Using smartphones in the classroom

8/21/2014

Join us on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 5 p.m. Eastern for Using Smartphones in the Classroom with Shannon Holden, assistant principal at Republic Middle School in Missouri. Learn more and pre-register. Join t… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Why middle-schoolers need to take risks

8/21/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

As young teens begin the journey toward independence, they become more impulsive and develop a need to take risks, author Michelle Icard writes in this commentary. Healthy risks -- such as playing spo… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

3 activities to help students focus on learning, their strengths

8/20/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Beginning the school year with a positive mindset is important, especially for students who struggled last year, Rutgers University professor Maurice Elias writes in this blog post. Elias recommends t… Read More