K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Chevron adds $20M to multistate STEM partnership

10/22/2014

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Chevron will invest $20 million in a collaborative program to promote science, technology, engineering and math in 27 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio. Th… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

More districts, states step away from common core exams

10/24/2014

  • Politico

Several states and school districts nationwide are opting out of the Common Core State Standards and the tests associated with them. The Chicago school district's decision to opt out of the exams, in … Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Ireland schools' breakfast clubs feeding a need

10/21/2014

  • Irish Times (Dublin), The

Officials at one Irish school have reported a 40% increase in participation in a school breakfast club since 2005 -- a spike that is attributed to the recession and other factors. The clubs are appear… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Texas school holds disability awareness event

10/24/2014

  • Dallas Morning News (free content), The

Students at a Texas school recently gained insight into the challenges of living with a disability during an awareness event. The event -- organized by the district's parent-teacher association -- was… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

2 teachers share advice for using Twitter for PD

10/23/2014

  • Scholastic.com

Twitter is gaining more respect as a professional-development tool for teachers, according to this interview with two educators. First-grade teacher Lyssa Sahadevan and kindergarten and first-grade te… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Longhouse project offers interdisciplinary lessons for N.Y. 4th-graders

10/23/2014

  • Daily Gazette (Schenectady, N.Y.)

Fourth-graders at a school in Niskayuna, N.Y., recently learned skills in math, science and history as they built a life-sized Iroquois longhouse in the nearby woods. The longhouse project is part of … Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

How to empower students with digital-use policies

10/22/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Schools and districts should implement digital-use guidelines or policies that empower students and "place a positive connotation around technology use," Andrew Marcinek, director of technology at Gra… Read More