K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Students to collect earthquake forecasting data for NASA

1/28/2015

  • Washington Times, The

NASA is working with a group of students in Alaska to collect data for the Global Earthquake Forecasting System. The students will perform tests, collect information and share it with NASA and other s… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

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Colo. educators could receive tax deduction for school supplies

1/30/2015

  • Chalkbeat

Teachers in Colorado could be eligible for a $250 state tax deduction for school supplies they purchase for their classrooms. The House Finance Committee has advanced legislation to make the tax break… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

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How are British schools managing mandatory computing lessons?

1/27/2015

  • Computerworld UK

The first term of mandated computing lessons in British schools has come to an end. Rachel Swidenbank, head of UK operations at Codecademy, looks back at some of the challenges of implementing the new… Read More

SmartBrief on Special Education

News about special education

SmartBrief on Special Education

Ga. district helps paraprofessionals become special-education teachers

1/29/2015

  • Gwinnett Daily Post (Lawrenceville, Ga.)

A Georgia school district is partnering with a local college to help paraprofessionals become certified special-education teachers. The partnership aims to combat a chronic staff shortage. Participant… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Ore. high school blends art, engineering instruction

1/30/2015

  • Corvallis Gazette-Times (Ore.)

Students build light sculptures, use computer-controlled engraving machines and complete hands-on projects at an Oregon high school that has combined art and engineering classes. The educators says th… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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Students learn science through indoor garden, animal care

1/29/2015

  • Pantagraph (Bloomington, Ill.), The

An Illinois learning behavior specialist uses an indoor class garden and small pets as learning projects for her junior-high students. The gardens are used to teach students about science topics such … Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Why low-tech teaching still has a place in the classroom

1/29/2015

  • Edutopia.org

It is possible for teachers to become too reliant on technology in the classroom, high-school teacher Raleigh Werberger suggests. In this blog post, he shares ways he has used low-tech methods to teac… Read More