K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

U.S. education makes poor showing in innovation study

7/22/2014

  • Education Week (tiered subscription model)

Schools and classrooms in the United States received low marks for education innovation in a study of countries by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Denmark, Indonesia, Korea … Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Launching a successful blended-learning platform

7/23/2014

  • District Administration magazine online

For a growing number of teachers, the "factory" education model is out and blended learning is in. Now, Mark Belles, senior vice president of K12 at Blackboard, is offering educators a step-by-step gu… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Report: Teachers in England cater teaching to Ofsted preferences

7/22/2014

  • BBC

Despite a directive that teachers in England should be free to determine their own teaching styles, a think tank has released a report that finds that Ofsted inspections are prompting teachers to impl… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

School for students with behavioral challenges offers weekly therapy

7/22/2014

  • San Diego Union-Tribune

A school in California is helping students with behavioral challenges who struggled in their home schools. It offers weekly counseling sessions with one of seven licensed therapists, and lessons are t… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

Mo. school district requests student's social media records as part of lawsuit

7/22/2014

  • Joplin Globe (Mo.) (tiered subscription model), The

Parents of a teenager in Missouri who took his own life now are suing the school district, saying it did not do enough to protect their child from bullying. In response, the district's attorneys are r… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Ideas on which tools to include in a maker classroom

7/22/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Tools such as Lego robots, easily programmable motherboards and 3D printers are among those being used to create classroom maker spaces, educator and information-technology integrator Vicki Davis writ… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

How to enhance humanities lessons with video games

7/21/2014

  • KQED.org

When used in humanities classrooms, video games can encourage students to think critically, analyze underlying messages and engage in discussion, educator and author Jordan Shapiro writes in this blog… Read More