K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

ACT test-takers show steady interest in STEM

11/19/2014

  • U.S. News & World Report

ACT test-takers show continued interest in science, technology, engineering and math, according to a recent report from the testing organization. About 900,000 -- or half of those tested in 2014 -- ex… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Opinion: Ineffective PD is rampant in education

11/20/2014

  • Center for Teaching Quality

A soon-to-be-released study will show that the U.S. spends about $18 billion on professional development for educators annually. However, much of that money is spent ineffectively, writes Barnett Barr… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

United Arab Emirates sees spike in childhood obesity

11/18/2014

  • National (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates), The

The sale of larger sizes for school uniforms in the United Arab Emirates has some doctors -- and others -- voicing concerns over the growing rate of childhood obesity in the UAE. Officials attribute t… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Pa. interviews schools to pilot program for students with dyslexia

11/19/2014

  • Express-Times (Easton-Bethlehem, Pa.), The

Pennsylvania is interviewing schools that will pilot an early-literacy intervention program for students with dyslexia. The six chosen schools will pilot a three-year program that will screen kinderga… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Admissions officers say college applicants are cleaning up their online presence

11/20/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

College admissions officials say they're seeing fewer offensive social media postings from prospective students, according to a report from Kaplan Test Prep. A poll of admissions officers found while … Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Ideas on making art an authentic component of STEM

11/19/2014

  • Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model)

Educators wanting to add art into their science, technology, engineering and math lessons should consider using it in real-world applications to maintain the advantages of STEM learning, middle-school… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Ind. students practice STEM skills in robotics competition

11/19/2014

  • Chalkbeat

Students in Indianapolis are challenged to compete in the VEX Robotics Competition as part of efforts to spark their interest in science, technology, engineering and math. One team from Providence Cri… Read More