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

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Organization disputes reports about lack of rigor in teacher prep

1/28/2015

  • District Administration magazine online

A recent report from the National Council on Teaching Quality concluded that teacher-preparation programs lack rigor. Linda Houser, incoming president of the Association of Teacher Educators, is dispu… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

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

Study explores gene similarities among siblings with autism

1/28/2015

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • Disability Scoop

About 30% of siblings with autism share the same genetic mutations associated with the developmental disorder, according to a recent study. Researchers -- who mapped the entire genome of 85 families w… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Online assessments: Are we there yet?

1/28/2015

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Common Core online assessments are slated to get underway this spring. But according to recent polls of SmartBrief on EdTech readers, many schools have a ways to go before they're ready for the assess… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

4 tips to help new ELL students adjust

1/27/2015

  • Scholastic.com

Educators can help new students who are English-language learners adjust to the classroom by aiding their transition, sixth-grade literacy teacher Rhonda Stewart writes in this blog post. She offers f… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Introducing students to image-focused presentations

1/26/2015

  • eSchool News (free registration)

Pecha kucha -- meaning "chit chat" in Japanese -- is a presentation style that focuses on 20 images for 20 seconds each, Ivy Nelson, technology-integration specialist for a Missouri school district, e… Read More