K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Petroleum engineering tops list of lucrative college majors

7/31/2014

  • USA Today

Petroleum engineering, with an average salary of $89,000, topped the list by research group College Factual of the 10 college majors with the highest average pay. Computer science ranked second with a… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Federal legislation seeks to protect students' data

8/1/2014

  • T.H.E. Journal

U.S. lawmakers recently introduced the Protecting Student Privacy Act. The legislation would set limits on how companies collect and use student data, including a provision that calls on companies to … Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Shanghai students rank highest on international financial-literacy test

7/29/2014

  • Shanghai Daily (China)

Students in Shanghai ranked highest in an assessment of their financial-literacy skills, according to recent testing affiliated with the Programme for International Student Assessment. However, offici… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Parental training may improve children's ADHD symptoms, analysis shows

8/1/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

A meta-analysis of 32 studies on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder indicates that behavioral training for parents improves the symptoms and behavior in children. Parents also showed benefits, i… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

"Ask an Expert" program connects scientist, N.J. students via Skype

8/1/2014

  • NorthJersey.com (Hackensack, N.J.) (free registration)

Middle-school students in New Jersey recently spoke virtually with a noted astrophysicist using the Web-based videoconferencing program Skype. The event was part of the "Ask an Expert" series, in whic… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Ohio teachers learn to integrate arts into academic subjects

7/31/2014

  • Chronicle-Telegram (Elyria, Ohio), The

A group of teachers in Ohio spent five days learning to incorporate the arts into core academic subjects. The training, facilitated by an associate educator from the National Museum of Women in the Ar… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Ideas for interactive student assessments

7/30/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Among many strategies for checking student progress, alternative formative assessment is an effective approach that relies on educator observation and teaches students to "internalize the habit of mon… Read More