Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Mountain researchers gather in Reno, Nev.

7/23/2014

  • Reno Gazette-Journal (Nev.) (tiered subscription model)

Reno, Nev., recently played host to a four-day conference on mountain environments that drew participants from around the globe. "This is not the first time scientists (got together) to talk about mou… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Miss America takes STEM message to nation's capital

7/24/2014

  • U.S. News & World Report

Miss America Nina Davuluri met with Education Secretary Arne Duncan and members of Congress this week to promote science, technology, engineering and math. STEM is a platform of both the Miss America … Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Cherokee immersion school opens resource center

7/21/2014

  • Cherokee Phoenix (Tahlequah, Okla.)

The Cherokee Nation Immersion Charter School in Oklahoma has opened a Cherokee language resource center that offers students, teachers and parents at Sequoyah Schools access to materials including boo… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Calif. students work on media literacy before entering high school

7/24/2014

  • Reedley Exponent (Calif.), The

A group of incoming high-school freshman in California recently took a summer course to improve skills in computer and media literacy and to learn how to conduct online research. While many students a… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

N.M. program helps raise awareness about teen dating violence

7/24/2014

  • Silver City Sun-News (N.M.)

Members of the Silver Youth Leadership Team at Silver High School in New Mexico recently held a pool party and fundraiser to raise awareness about dating violence among teenagers. The students will at… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Summer math club seeks to help students stay sharp

7/28/2014

  • Blade (Toledo, Ohio), The

A summer math club at an Ohio elementary school aims to keep students' skills sharp during the summer. Students in the club must log math practice for an hour each week. Students collect prizes donate… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Blood-sucking insects lived during Cretaceous period, study suggests

7/28/2014

  • New Scientist

Insects that dined on blood lived as far back as the early Cretaceous period, the height of the dinosaur era, according to scientists who have found fossils of the creatures, including one still full … Read More