K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Hybrid programs blend high school, community college, work

8/28/2014

  • National Journal

Schools offering students a mixture of high school, community college and work experience are cropping up in various cities, from New York City to San Antonio to Los Angeles. The U.S. Department of Ed… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Family meals may help reduce effects of cyberbullying in teens

9/1/2014

  • Reuters

Teens who were bullied online were more vulnerable to mental health issues, but regularly having family dinners appeared to reduce the mental effect of cyberbullying, according to a study published in… 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

ADHD drug use in children not linked to adult height

9/1/2014

  • National Public Radio
  • Medical News Today

An analysis of more than 1,000 children with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder found that neither the diagnosis itself nor stimulant treatment was associated with substantial differ… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Project has children unplug for computer science lessons

8/29/2014

  • Hechinger Report, The

A project called Computer Science Unplugged teaches students computer science lessons without technology, allowing students to get to the core of what the field is based on -- computational thinking. … Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Class "looping" helps students, teachers start the year faster

9/1/2014

  • Observer-Dispatch (Utica, N.Y.)

One New York district is "looping" some of its elementary-school classrooms, advancing the teacher to the next grade with students from the previous year. School officials said the practice helps stud… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

5 ideas for creating safe, welcoming learning environments

9/1/2014

  • Edutopia.org

In this blog post, project-based learning advocate Suzie Boss describes five ways teachers can build a welcoming and safe learning environment for students. Among the tips Boss gleans from the work of… Read More