K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

La. lawmakers seek amendment to limit college tuition increases

4/23/2014

  • Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Louisiana lawmakers are considering a state constitutional amendment that would prevent public colleges and universities from raising tuition to cover expenses if the state government reduces funding.… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Why education should not be one-size-fits-all

4/24/2014

  • Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model)

Students spend only a fraction of their time in school, which is not enough for schools to address obstacles students may face in their personal lives, Paul Reville, of the Harvard Graduate School of … Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Australian school uses feedback, collaboration to improve teaching, learning

4/22/2014

  • Australian Teacher Magazine online

A high school in Australia has adopted a culture of collaboration to help develop a "community of learning", educator Darcy Moore writes. The strategy includes a focus on providing timely, constructi… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Abilities Awareness Week seeks to teach tolerance

4/23/2014

  • SunNe.ws (New Jersey)

Students in a New Jersey school district learned about disabilities during the district's Abilities Awareness Week, held earlier this month. Events included discussions led by parents of students with… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Technical difficulties halt testing in some Fla. districts

4/22/2014

  • Florida Today (Melbourne) (tiered subscription model)
  • Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)

Some Florida students experienced problems Tuesday while taking the computerized FCAT exams, leading some districts to temporarily discontinue testing. The issue did not appear to be experienced state… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Ind. middle school tests program for gifted students

4/24/2014

  • Star Press (Muncie, Ind.) (tiered subscription model), The

An Indiana middle school is piloting a program for gifted and talented students in which the students participate in science, technology, engineering and math activities in the morning and transition … Read More