K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Initiative aims to bring more women, minorities into STEM fields

7/11/2014

  • U.S. News & World Report

A new initiative is teaching faculty at 20 colleges and universities how to attract more women and other underrepresented minorities such as Hispanics and African-Americans to science, technology, eng… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

How gamification can transform one-size-fits-all education

7/11/2014

  • Atlantic online, The

Gamification uses games and storytelling to teach academic concepts and has the potential to reshape how students learn, asserts Lee Sheldon, an associate professor at Renssalear Polytechnic Institute… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Research suggests increased use of cognitive enhancers among European students

7/8/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Consumption of so-called smart drugs among European university students likely has increased over the past few years, according to Boris Quednow, an assistant professor and psychologist at the Psychia… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

D.C. council to consider proposed special-education changes

7/11/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The Council of the District of Columbia this fall will consider several proposed changes to the special-education system. Proposed changes include shorter evaluation timelines and improved transition … Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Md. school system invests in Chromebooks, tablets

7/11/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Maryland's largest school system on Thursday announced an initiative to provide 100,000 Chromebook laptops and Android tablets to students by 2017-18. The initiative will launch in August with the dis… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

How perspective affects classroom relationships, learning

7/10/2014

  • Edutopia.org

A change in perspective about a colleague, a student or a classroom routine can help improve relationships, instruction and classroom learning, education professor Lori Desautels writes in this blog p… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

3 conditions for the ideal learning environment

7/11/2014

  • Center for Teaching Quality

During an educational exchange in Germany, American teacher Jessica Keigan taught German high-school students a Shakespeare lesson, and in this blog post she reflects on the conditions needed to creat… Read More