Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Australia aims to safeguard Great Barrier Reef with new plan

9/17/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Australia's government has announced a sustainability plan for protecting its Great Barrier Reef in an effort to keep the reef off a list of endangered sites maintained by the U.N. The 35-year plan ur… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Report outlines practices to ensure community-college students graduate

9/18/2014

  • Chronicle of Higher Education (free content), The

Community-college students who register for classes before the start of a new semester are 11 times more likely to make it to their sophomore year, according to a new report by the Center for Communit… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Specialist studies how languages evolve in Chinese Inner Asia

9/18/2014

  • PhysOrg.com

Language specialist Arienne Dwyer's study of the joining of languages in Chinese Inner Asia has found that dominant languages spoken in the region -- Tibetan and Chinese -- have been influenced by min… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Pa. students develop literacy, online skills through blogging

9/15/2014

  • Evening Sun (Hanover, Pa.), The

A Pennsylvania teacher and a district technology-integration specialist are collaborating on lessons that blend technology and literacy by replacing in-class journals with blogs. Seventh-grade student… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Ill. students to connect online with peers in Ireland

9/17/2014

  • Journal Star (Peoria, Ill.)

Community officials and leaders of a parochial elementary school in Peoria, Ill., are developing a cultural exchange with a school in Clonmel, Ireland. School officials envision that the students will… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

School renovation offers real-world math lessons

9/18/2014

  • San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (free registration)

Fourth- and fifth-grade students are using the renovation of their California elementary school to learn real-world math lessons. Students used blueprints of the project to calculate how much concrete… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Study: Mantis shrimp larvae can become invisible in the blink of an eye

9/18/2014

  • Discovery

Mantis shrimp larvae can make themselves entirely invisible underwater thanks to their reflective eyes, according to a study in the Journal of Experimental Biology. The larvae depend on their ability … Read More