K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Community-college students to use Pell Grants for career training

8/28/2014

  • Asbury Park Press (Neptune-Asbury Park, N.J.) (tiered subscription model)

Students at a New Jersey community college will be able to use federal Pell Grants to fund participation in up to five noncredit training and certificate programs. The pilot is part of the U.S. Depart… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Educator: Why value-added evaluations are not constructive

8/29/2014

  • Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model)

The current structure of value-added evaluations for teachers are not constructive, high-school math teacher William Eger writes in this commentary. He believes in metrics, but notes that the "money-b… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Businesses in Japan work to recruit foreign students

8/26/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Companies in Japan increasingly are looking to hire foreign students, often recruiting them through job fairs. However, this presents some challenges for foreign-born college graduates, who officials … Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Educator shares tips to initiate, sustain collaboration

8/28/2014

  • Scholastic.com

Educators should consider adding "collaboration" to their back-to-school to-do lists, teacher Kriscia Cabral writes in this blog post. She shares several strategies to help teachers initiate and susta… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Poll: Mobile devices, flipped instruction popular instructional tools

8/28/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

More than half of respondents to a recent SmartBrief on Education poll said they planned to use mobile devices and flipped instruction in the classroom this year, while slightly less said they were us… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Students, parents are decision-makers at Pa. middle school

8/27/2014

  • Centre Daily Times (State College, Pa.)

A Pennsylvania district has opened a "democratic" middle school that gives students and parents a voice in its curriculum and operations. Parents form hiring committees to select staff, and students c… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Tips to help prepare for a new school year

8/28/2014

  • Scholastic Administrator magazine

Sixth-grade literacy teacher Rhonda Stewart gets ready for a new school year by making a to-do list, which includes primarily administrative tasks that need to be done before students arrive. These in… Read More