K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Businesswomen share tips for closing the STEM gender gap

9/21/2014

  • Inc. online (free registration)

Engaging young girls' imaginations at an early age is a key to drawing more girls into science, technology, engineering and math, engineer and former CEO Linda Parker Hudson says. She recently joined … Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Texas education agency aims to meet demand for support

9/22/2014

  • Waco Tribune-Herald (Texas)

A Texas education service center has received a surge in requests for teacher coaches as schools prepare for new state education standards and assessments. Thirty schools so far have requested coaches… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

UK schools focus on teacher salaries, not class sizes

9/16/2014

  • Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The

The average class size in primary schools in the United Kingdom is 25 students -- tied for fifth in a review of 33 countries by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Schools in t… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Congress expected to vote on ABLE Act

9/21/2014

  • Disability Scoop

Lawmakers anticipate that Congress will vote on a bill to create tax-free savings accounts for individuals with disabilities in November. If passed, the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act would al… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

School districts turn to mobile apps, social media to boost brand

9/21/2014

  • Courier News (Somerville, N.J.) (tiered subscription model)

Both public and private schools increasingly are using websites and mobile applications to promote themselves and keep staff, students and parents connected. Several school districts in Illinois have … Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

How does gender affect students' performance in class, on tests?

9/18/2014

  • Atlantic online, The

Research suggests girls earn higher grades than boys in school, while boys often perform better on tests. This article explores gender-based differences in learning styles and performance and highligh… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Pervasive gaming places students into civics lessons

9/17/2014

  • KQED.org

A type of mobile gaming known as pervasive gaming -- which requires students to interact with the real world while playing -- allows students to experience historical events, face realistic challenges… Read More