K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

ACT test-takers show steady interest in STEM

11/19/2014

  • U.S. News & World Report

ACT test-takers show continued interest in science, technology, engineering and math, according to a recent report from the testing organization. About 900,000 -- or half of those tested in 2014 -- ex… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

How schools use design to heal after tragedy

11/21/2014

  • Atlantic online, The

While they have taken different approaches to redesigning their schools, Columbine High and Sandy Hook Elementary schools both offer examples of how architecture and design can help in the healing pro… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

United Arab Emirates sees spike in childhood obesity

11/18/2014

  • National (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates), The

The sale of larger sizes for school uniforms in the United Arab Emirates has some doctors -- and others -- voicing concerns over the growing rate of childhood obesity in the UAE. Officials attribute t… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Special-ed costs strain some charter-school budgets

11/21/2014

  • Education Week (tiered subscription model)

Many charter schools that focus on students with disabilities are challenged to obtain the funding to serve students' needs. However, while charter schools may lack the economies of scale that public-… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

N.C. district to test viability of BYOD

11/21/2014

  • News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

A North Carolina school district will pilot a bring-your-own-device program at 13 schools this year, which -- if successful -- could expand to every school in the district. Officials say the program c… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

Educators describe planning process for PBL classroom

11/20/2014

  • Edutopia.org

Middle-school co-teachers Matt Weyers and Jen Dole in this blog post highlight the planning challenges of developing a project-based learning classroom for their fifth-graders. They offer links to onl… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Ind. students practice STEM skills in robotics competition

11/19/2014

  • Chalkbeat

Students in Indianapolis are challenged to compete in the VEX Robotics Competition as part of efforts to spark their interest in science, technology, engineering and math. One team from Providence Cri… Read More