K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Report: How federal agencies can help bridge STEM gender gap

4/15/2015

  • NextGov

Grant applicants' demographic information could help federal agencies awarding grants for science, technology, engineering and math provide analysis about whether unequal distribution of funding contr… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Using mentoring to support students' social, emotional needs

4/17/2015

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Cross-grade, student-based mentor programs can help support students' social, emotional and physical needs, suggests Dan Ajerman, a science teacher at Leman Manhattan Preparatory School in New York Ci… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Researcher considers reasons for Pisa success

4/14/2015

  • South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) (free registration)

High scores in some Asian countries on the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment exam may have less to do with teaching methods than cultural values, said John Jerrim, a researcher at … Read More

SmartBrief on Special Education

News about special education

SmartBrief on Special Education

3 ideas for teaching thinking skills

4/17/2015

  • Teaching Channel

Students who are gifted may be reluctant to participate in lessons that require them to think and discover because of their fear of failure, educator Sherwanda Chism writes in this blog post. She shar… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

S.D. students take to social media to protest school calendar

4/17/2015

  • KELO-TV (Sioux Falls, S.D.)

Students in a South Dakota district have launched a social media campaign protesting a decision to push the start of the school year to after Labor Day for the next three years. At issue, according to… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Students learn about WWI through simulated trench warfare

4/17/2015

  • Huntsville Times (Ala.), The

Sixth-grade teachers at an Alabama school recreate trenches in their classroom as part of interdisciplinary, hands-on lessons about World War I. Along with trenches that are built with black construct… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Which tech tools can be used to enhance professional learning?

4/15/2015

  • MiddleWeb

Using digital devices for professional learning and development can help educators become more masterful learners, education specialist Curtis Chandler writes. Chandler suggests five tech tools, inclu… Read More