K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Some tech companies increase hiring

5/20/2015

  • Quartz

Technology companies in California's Bay Area are increasing the pace of hiring and filling those jobs more quickly, despite reports of a tech skills gap, according to recent data from recruiting soft… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Data: Investment in safety technology varies among schools

5/21/2015

  • U.S. News & World Report

More schools -- 75% in 2013-14 compared with 64% in 2011-12 -- are investing in security cameras on campus, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education. However, data reveal some ga… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Proposal would require continual PD for teachers in Ireland

5/18/2015

  • The Irish Times (Dublin)

A proposal in Ireland to mandate continuing professional development for teachers has drawn opposition from some educators, according to the Teaching Council, the regulatory body for the profession. E… Read More

SmartBrief on Special Education

News about special education

SmartBrief on Special Education

NYC school incorporates "making" into special education

5/22/2015

  • School Library Journal

Students at a New York City public school serving students with disabilities recently put their skills to work to build furniture for the school library. The project was part of the school's overall m… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

N.C. class integrates Twitter into exams

5/22/2015

  • Time Warner Cable News

A speech and debate class in North Carolina recently posted a tweet with the goal of getting thousands of retweets. The tweet stated that students would not have to take exams if they reached a certai… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Students' innovations sink or swim in "Shark Tank" exercise

5/21/2015

  • Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Fourth-grade students at an Illinois school recently designed innovative products, plus business and marketing plans, and presented them to entrepreneurs in a "Shark Tank"-like exercise. The project i… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

History project combines creativity, freedom for students

5/20/2015

  • Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model)

To finish out the school year, educator Brison Harvey has students complete "20 Percent Google History" projects, inspired by Google's practice of allowing employees to spend one-fifth of their time o… Read More