Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Researchers provide new, highly detailed picture of Antarctica

8/20/2014

  • Popular Science

A new, highly detailed image of Antarctica has been formed by assembling more than 3,150 high-resolution satellite images captured in 2008. The image offers the most detailed look at Antarctica since … Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

High-school girls teach middle-school peers coding

8/20/2014

  • Inside Jersey magazine (Newark, N.J.)

A New Jersey computer-science teacher helped a high-school senior develop the GirlsCodingWithGirls program. The program involves high-school girls teaching coding skills to middle-school girls. 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

Intensive reading interventions to come through small groups

8/20/2014

  • Gazette (Gaithersburg, Md.), The

A Maryland school district is creating a supplemental language arts curriculum to teach guided reading strategies for students in grades 6 and 9 who read at least three grades below their peers. The i… 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

Tapping the potential of blended learning

8/20/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

The most effective blended learning environments include a comprehensive approach that allows time for in-person and video instruction, according to Adam Holden, a longtime school administrator. In th… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Fla. school awarded $250,000 grant to study osteosarcoma

8/20/2014

  • Gainesville Sun (Fla.), The

Philanthropic foundation Alex's Lemonade Stand has awarded at $250,000 grant to the University of Florida College of Medicine to continue its research into possible treatments for osteosarcoma, a form… Read More