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AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Va. county rolls out new crime-mapping app

9/25/2014

  • Government Computer News

Fairfax County, Va., has built a new application that allows users to access a searchable crime database in map form. The app, which was built to replace an earlier system, enables users to search by … Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Calif. community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees

9/30/2014

  • EdSource

Vocational degrees requiring advanced credits now will be available at 15 California community colleges after Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed Senate Bill 850. The pilot program, which makes Californ… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Exam regulator announces design changes for U.K. foreign language exams

9/30/2014

  • BBC

Exams regulator Ofqual has announced upcoming changes to the design of foreign language A-level exams in the U.K. after a report found the exams' current structure led to low scores and inconsistently… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Federal program promotes teacher residencies in STEM instruction

9/28/2014

  • Fresno Bee (Calif.) (free registration), The

The federal government has awarded $35 million in Teacher Quality Partnership grants to 24 colleges and school districts to improve math and science education. Among the recipients are Fresno Unified … Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Colo. students write, record song about historic trading post

9/28/2014

  • Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.), The

Students at Centennial Elementary School in Colorado have turned a recent field trip to an 1800s trading post into a song titled, "Castillo de Lodo, the Castle of Mud." On the bus ride back to school,… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Special math lessons connect college students, young learners

9/29/2014

  • Goshen News (Ind.), The

Students at an elementary school in Indiana are crossing off circles and racing around the classroom to learn math and literacy skills. The lesson is part of a program that brings in local college stu… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Magnetic fields attract dolphins, study suggests

9/29/2014

  • United Press International

Dolphins are sensitive to magnetic fields, according to researchers at the Universite de Rennes and Institut Universitaire de France. "Dolphins are able to discriminate between objects based on their … Read More

Career Tech Update SmartBrief

News on career and technical education

Career Tech Update SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Program offers job training for young adults with disabilities

9/29/2014

  • Philadelphia Inquirer, The

In a Pennsylvania township, young adults age out of the public-school system at 21 and must confront a challenging job market, advocates say. A local job-training program emphasizes real-world skills… Read More