Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Book explores the history of navigational technology

4/15/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • MotherJones.com

In the new book "You Are Here," Boston Globe writer Hiawatha Bray traces the history of navigational systems from the relatively unsophisticated technology of the past to the global positioning system… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

U.S. college attainment increased slightly in 2012, report finds

4/22/2014

  • Chronicle of Higher Education (free content), The

About 39.4% of Americans between the ages of 25 and 64 held some form of college degree in 2012, a 0.7% increase over 2011, according to a report from the Lumina Foundation. Despite the increase, the … Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Alaska Senate passes bill recognizing native languages

4/22/2014

  • Reuters

A bill to recognize the 20 indigenous languages spoken in Alaska received final approval with an 18-2 vote in the state's Senate on Monday. The move makes the state the second in the U.S., after Hawai… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Pa. schools, libraries aim to give library cards to all students

4/21/2014

  • WHYY-TV/WHYY-FM (Philadelphia)

Public schools and the library system in Philadelphia are working together to sign up all students for library cards. The school and library systems merged their databases to determine which students … Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Wash. state drops graduation-project requirement

4/21/2014

  • Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.) (free content), The

Washington state has adopted a law that eliminates a requirement that students complete culminating projects to graduate from high school. School boards now must determine whether to keep the requirem… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Ky. district forms task force to re-envision math instruction

4/22/2014

  • Richmond Register (Ky.)

A teacher-led mathematics task force in a Kentucky school district is recommending improvements to the math curriculum. The 18-member group's motto is "Meaningful Math Matters." The goal is to make ma… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Genetic diversity was very small among Neanderthals, study shows

4/22/2014

  • LiveScience.com

The genetics of Neanderthals were not very diverse, according to researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. Their populations were probably smaller and … Read More