K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Pittsburgh school-business partnership set to expand

9/22/2014

  • American City Business Journals

A career-education program that links business leaders with students in the Pittsburgh area is poised to add up to 11 schools this academic year. The 24-week U Can B course is operated by the economic… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Media specialist reimagines the school library

9/23/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Students at a New Jersey high school not only have access to a physical library that encourages collaboration, but they also have access to a virtual library. In this blog post, educator and media spe… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Students in England begin to tackle computer coding skills early

9/22/2014

  • Guardian (London), The

English teachers are developing their own lessons around computer programming for students as young as five as part of the new national curriculum. Current challenges include bringing teachers up to s… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Tenn. high school creates intervention period

9/22/2014

  • Crossville Chronicle (Tenn.)

A Tennessee high school has created a 40-minute intervention period called Academic Intervention Resources, where students can access extra help. Students participate in "closed" or "open" classes, de… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Solar panels installed at Ariz. schools save $9M in electricity

9/22/2014

  • AzCentral.com (Phoenix)

Solar panels installed at 226 K-12 schools in Arizona currently generate 66,288 kilowatts of electricity every year, enough to save schools $9 million in electricity bills, according to a study by The… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Educator discusses social media, project-focused school

9/22/2014

  • T.H.E. Journal

Educator Todd Nesloney explains in this Q&A his plans to lead a new fourth- and fifth-grade school in Texas based on project-based learning and using social media. Among other ideas, Nesloney discusse… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

How self-assessments positively motivate students

9/22/2014

  • Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model)

By using in-class self-assessments and reflections, teachers can prompt students to consider their goals, what they have gained from lessons and their progress as learners, educator Starr Sackstein wr… Read More