K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Commentary: Reach beyond stereotypes to attract more girls to STEM

11/23/2014

  • Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

The "geek culture" stereotype may discourage many girls from pursuing studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and math, writes Tricia Berry, director of the Women in Engineering Progra… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Spotlight: Unaccompanied minors in U.S. schools

11/25/2014

  • Hechinger Report, The

Some U.S. schools report an influx of unaccompanied minors in recent years. In fact, 66,127 of such children were accounted for when they crossed the U.S.-Mexican border between Oct. 1, 2013, and Aug.… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Finland to phase out handwriting instruction

11/24/2014

  • Helsingin Sanomat (Helsinki)
  • Care2.com

Finland has announced plans to phase out handwriting lessons by 2016 and instead teach typing skills. The shift is part of a broader movement away from longhand communications and toward digital commu… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Study: How awareness, marketing may increase ADHD rates

11/24/2014

  • International Business Times

Data show increasing rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder worldwide. A recent paper explores the role that marketing and awareness play in the uptick in ADHD diagnoses. Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

School districts find flash storage more efficient

11/25/2014

  • EdTech magazine online

Flash storage increasingly is being used by school district IT leaders as a more efficient way of running virtual desktop infrastructure, e-mail and databases. In one district that made the switch to … Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Texas district launches engineering program to boost performance

11/25/2014

  • San Antonio Express-News

A Texas school district that is working to turn around its low-performing elementary and middle schools has found success with an elementary-school engineering program. One student, who entered into t… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Educator: Transform geography lessons into journeys

11/24/2014

  • Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model)

Engaging and creative geography lessons require "doing" rather than simply "studying" the subject, asserts Kelly Young, founder and executive director of Pebble Creek Labs, a training and curriculum c… Read More