K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Pa. STEM website to connect students with mentors

9/18/2014

  • American City Business Journals

Philadelphia officials are building an online resource center to link students with professional mentors in science, technology, engineering and math. The site also will enable parents and teachers to… 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

Report examines poverty among individuals with disabilities

9/19/2014

  • Disability Scoop

Nearly 29% of individuals with disabilities live in poverty, according to a probe by the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. In a committee report, more than 400 individual… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Tech firms partner with San Francisco schools to provide mentoring, technology

9/18/2014

  • San Francisco Chronicle (free content)

Technology companies are pairing with San Francisco's 116 public schools for a yearlong program that aims to go beyond traditional philanthropy and create real relationships with schools and students.… 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