K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Obama highlights gender equity with Women's Equality Day

8/26/2014

  • Politico

Women's Equality Day seeks to promote gender equality for women and to celebrate their achievements, President Barack Obama said earlier this week during a speech announcing the designation of the day… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

More schools use software programs to detect plagiarism

8/27/2014

  • National Public Radio

A growing number of universities and high schools are using anti-plagiarism software programs to compare students' papers to online content. About a quarter of high schools nationwide -- and more than… 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

Companies create cognitive-development programs for schools

8/26/2014

  • District Administration magazine

This article highlights cognitive-development programs that blend brain research and technology in an effort to improve student learning. Wendy Drexler, chief innovation officer for the International … Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Del. school to spend $750K on iPads, Apple TV

8/26/2014

  • WBOC-TV (Salisbury, Md.)

A Delaware high school is preparing to launch the iCape Initiative -- a $750,000 program that will include iPads for every student and the installation of some Apple televisions in classrooms. Student… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

How one educator uses technology to connect parents to classroom

8/25/2014

  • Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Ind.) (tiered subscription model)

A daily classroom blog, a cellphone and social media are the technological tools used by an Indiana elementary school teacher to connect with parents and keep them informed about students' work. "You … Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Teachers harness the power of digital storytelling

8/26/2014

  • eSchool News (free registration)

A growing number of educators are implementing digital storytelling to engage students in lessons. This article offers examples and resources to help educators implement the technique in their own cla… Read More