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AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Canadian ice-breakers set out for mapping project in Arctic

8/13/2014

  • BBC

Canada has sent two ice-breakers out on a six-week mapping mission to an undersea ridge in the Arctic as it continues its bid to extend its territory in the region. Russia and Denmark have also claime… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Ohio high schools focus on graduating students with job skills

8/19/2014

  • Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

A new program at 15 central Ohio school districts will give students the opportunity to graduate high school with a certificate in careers such as health care and information technology. The Innovatio… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

College hosts ACT prep program for bilingual students

8/19/2014

  • NWANews.com (Fayetteville, Ark.)

The Office of Latino Academic Advancement at the University of Arkansas is taking steps to help bilingual students prepare for the ACT exam. In one session, the teacher urged students to use their kno… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Pa. district launches cross-curricular, writing-workshop institute

8/19/2014

  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

A school district in Pennsylvania will offer a workshop-style writing program to help students become more independent writers and improve their skills across the curriculum. Modeled after the Pittsbu… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

2 Calif. high-school teachers develop immigration, U.S. history curriculum

8/18/2014

  • Santa Cruz Sentinel (Calif.)

Some sophomores, juniors and seniors attending a California high school this fall will examine what it means to be an American as they study U.S. immigration and history in two courses, using a new ye… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Survey spotlights public opinion on education policies

8/20/2014

  • Education Next

Public support for the Common Core State Standards has dropped from 65% in 2013 to 53% in favor now, according to a recent survey. The survey shines a light on public opinion concerning various educat… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Meteorite that hit Calif. house linked to moon-forming impact

8/20/2014

  • Space.com

A meteorite that hit a home in Novato, Calif., in October 2012, has been linked to the impact that gave birth to the moon 4.5 billion years ago, according to a study published in Meteoritics and Plane… Read More