K-12

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Manufacturers aim to recruit women as older workers retire

10/19/2014

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (tiered subscription model)

Manufacturers say they're facing a talent shortage as result of retirements, and that they're looking to boost their ranks by hiring women. Less than a quarter of manufacturing workers in the U.S. are… Read More

ASCD SmartBrief

News serving the K-12 education profession

ASCD SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Groups seek to define "personalized learning"

10/20/2014

  • Education Week (tiered subscription model)

Many schools are looking to personalized-learning programs and principles to shape learning among diverse student populations, but what constitutes "personalized learning" may not always be clear. Thi… Read More

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Global education news

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: ASCD

Study examines cultural reasons for Chinese students' success

10/13/2014

  • BBC

Students from China attending school in Australia outperformed their Australian peers, as well as migrants from the UK, in recent exams -- scoring on average two grade levels higher. The study from th… Read More

CEC SmartBrief

News about special education

CEC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Council for Exceptional Children

Researchers explore workforce barriers for students with autism

10/20/2014

  • Lexington Herald-Leader (Ky.)

Researchers at the University of Kentucky are using a $693,000 National Institute of Mental Health grant to help students with autism transition from public schools to jobs. The program will help iden… Read More

SmartBrief on EdTech

Education insights and advances in technology

SmartBrief on EdTech

S.C. district launches $1.9M iPad, Chromebook program

10/20/2014

  • Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.) (free registration), The

A South Carolina district's Classroom Modernization Project includes a $1.9 million effort to distribute iPads and Chromebooks to all schools next year. Schools will receive classroom sets of either d… Read More

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

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

MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: MiddleWeb LLC

4th-grade teachers focus on single subjects at Pa. school

10/16/2014

  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

A Pennsylvania school is implementing a model for fourth grade where students change classes and are taught by all four of the grade-level teachers who specialize in their subject. The move is part of… Read More

Envision Educator SmartBrief

News for K-16 Educators

Envision Educator SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Envision

Teacher finds online game encourages evidence-based learning

10/15/2014

  • T.H.E. Journal

A game-show style online platform called Cranium CoRE encourages students to carefully read texts and then use text-based evidence to answer questions, says Florida middle-school teacher Ashlee Cornet… Read More