K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Pa. university launches student-led communications agency

4/16/2014

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Students in the School of Communication at Point Park University in Pennsylvania soon will be getting real-world job experiences in Web design, marketing, social media and other areas. The department … Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Revised SAT to include more graphs, "high utility" vocabulary

4/16/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The revised SAT, expected to be administered in 2016, will include more "high utility" vocabulary words, rather than obscure words, College Board officials said. The test also will include a greater f… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Academic cites concerns over new science curriculum in Ireland

4/15/2014

  • Independent.ie (Ireland)

If Ireland moves forward with changes to its science curriculum, a leading academic is predicting that student achievement will decline and students will fall behind their peers in other countries. Pr… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Prom offers life-skills lessons for students with disabilities

4/16/2014

  • Wisconsin Dells Events (Wis.)

Special-education teacher Mary Bebber is using prom night to teach life-skills lessons. Bebber and her aides at a Wisconsin high school will escort the student group to the dance, where she says she c… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

How to curb Heartbleed's impact on school technology

4/16/2014

  • EdSurge

With teachers and students using Web-based tools in and out of the classroom, news of data breaches can cause headaches for educators and education-technology leaders. This article lists several steps… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Lesson ideas to connect students globally on Earth Day

4/14/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Earth Day offers opportunities to connect students with the broader world as they study the planet, writes Homa Tavangar, author and global-education adviser. Among five global lesson ideas she offers… Read More