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AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

GIS aids decision-making but raises privacy issues

7/30/2014

  • KPCC-FM (Los Angeles)

Esri's recent user conference attracted almost 17,000 people to discuss geographic information system technology, which is becoming increasingly important to businesses and municipalities. At the same… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Petroleum engineering tops list of lucrative college majors

7/31/2014

  • USA Today

Petroleum engineering, with an average salary of $89,000, topped the list by research group College Factual of the 10 college majors with the highest average pay. Computer science ranked second with a… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Report: U.K. foreign language enrollment increases after standards change

7/29/2014

  • Evening Standard (London)

Recent data from the Joint Council for Qualifications indicate an increase in the number of U.K. students taking AS-level foreign language courses in French, German and particularly Spanish. Experts n… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Va. district's computer-literacy camp reaches out to ELLs

7/30/2014

  • Charlottesville Tomorrow (Va.)

A Virginia school district is tackling computer literacy among English-language learners by increasing their participation in a weeklong camp called CoderDojo. Educators said the camp, which reserved … Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Pa. students blend journalism with service-learning projects

7/31/2014

  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

A group of students in grades four through seven recently combined service-learning projects and journalism as part of a Young Writers' Camp in Pennsylvania. They performed such service projects as pr… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

S.C. educators can consider common core in new standards

8/1/2014

  • Aiken Standard (S.C.)
  • State (Columbia, S.C.), The

Educators in South Carolina can consider Common Core State Standards -- as well as other standards -- when they begin drafting new state education standards, according to the state education departmen… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Hubble telescope finds "lensing" galaxy 9.6B light years away

7/31/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

NASA scientists say the Hubble Space Telescope has found the most distant "lensing" galaxy ever discovered. The galaxy is so big it "lenses" or magnifies the smaller galaxy behind it, which means ligh… Read More