K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Report: STEM majors fare well in job market

3/4/2015

  • Science magazine (free content)

Employment numbers climbed during 2011-12 for students who majored in science, technology, engineering and math, according to a recent report. In it, researchers highlight hiring and salary trends for… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Is replacing Common Core more expensive than keeping it?

3/6/2015

  • Chalkbeat

A Tennessee lawmaker has changed course on a proposal to replace the Common Core State Standards -- in part, because the cost of implementing new standards could exceed $4 million. The state already e… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

College Board continues hold on SAT exam scores in Asia

3/3/2015

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The College Board is withholding SAT scores for students in Asia for a fourth month over concerns of cheating. Officials with the testing company have not said how many students or which countries are… Read More

SmartBrief on Special Education

News about special education

SmartBrief on Special Education

Enrollment in teacher-training programs declines in some states

3/3/2015

  • National Public Radio

Several states are reporting drops in enrollment in teacher-training programs, including California, where enrollment has fallen by more than half over five years. Officials say the cause is unclear, … Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Calif. bill seeks $900M for Common Core

3/5/2015

  • EdSource

California school districts could receive an additional $2 billion in funding next year. Some lawmakers are working to earmark $900 million of the funding for technology, training and materials needed… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Educators visit students' homes to improve academics

3/5/2015

  • Salem News (Mass.), The

Educators teaching third- through fifth-graders at a Massachusetts school are conducting home visits to improve relationships with students' parents. The program is part of the school's turnaround pla… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Creative ways to develop vocabulary

3/4/2015

  • Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model)

In this blog post by teacher and author Larry Ferlazzo, five experts and educators explore the best instructional strategies for vocabulary development. Advice includes assigning students to create sk… Read More