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

How to cultivate future STEM innovations

8/22/2014

  • Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Chicago-area innovators share ideas on ways to link science, technology, engineering and math studies to careers and future innovation. Highlights include more emphasis on maker skills, global awarene… 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

Duncan offers guidance on testing, evaluations, more

8/22/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Education Secretary Arne Duncan in this blog post addresses key education issues, including teacher evaluations and test preparation. "Growth is what matters," he writes. "No teacher or school should … Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Mass. schools pilot project-based lessons

8/21/2014

  • WBUR-FM (Boston)

Students at two Massachusetts high schools are learning about math and other subjects through hands-on learning. The schools are part of a federally funded pilot program that seeks to assess the effec… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

101 Texas cancer-related projects receive share of $107M in grants

8/21/2014

  • BioNews Texas

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded about $107 million in grants to 101 cancer-related research projects. "The projects receiving evidence-based grants will address incre… Read More