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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

Math, science teachers gain hands-on job experience

7/28/2014

  • WRAL-TV (Raleigh, N.C.)

Some math and science teachers in North Carolina, California and other states are gaining real-world experience through programs that place teachers in on-the-job settings. Some educators say such pro… 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

Ohio high school to focus on interdisciplinary digital arts

7/28/2014

  • Plain Dealer (Cleveland), The

A school district in Ohio is opening a digital-arts focused high school that will teach English, math and other core subjects through interdisciplinary, project-focused arts courses. Created in partne… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Historians study U.S. Civil War soldiers' use of graffiti

7/27/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Wartime graffiti was used in the Civil War by both Union and Confederate soldiers, writes Kim A. O'Connell in this opinion, and it can still be seen at historic sites throughout the south, including R… 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