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AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Can Ecuador's planned city make the country a tech leader?

7/15/2014

  • Miami Herald (tiered subscription model), The

Ecuador is pouring more than $1 billion into a planned city two hours outside of Quito, designed to help the country emerge as a sort of "Silicon Valley of the tropics" over the next 30 years. But the… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Report: Most tech firms worldwide lack women at top levels

7/22/2014

  • Forbes

Fewer than half the world's technology companies have women in senior executive positions or on boards of directors, according to Silicon Valley Bank's fifth annual Innovation Economy Outlook survey. … 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

Collaboration time for teachers yields improvements for Conn. school

7/22/2014

  • Hechinger Report, The

Following an unsuccessful attempt in 2010 to extend school days for students and teachers to improve achievement at a Connecticut school, officials now require teachers to meet for an hour each mornin… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

La. students prepare school gardens in Choctaw tradition

7/22/2014

  • Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Elementary- and middle-school students in Lacombe, La., recently learned about the gardening traditions of the Choctaw Indians, among the earliest settlers of the area. Two teachers have collaborated … Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Math program in N.Y. incorporates physical activity

7/22/2014

  • WBNG-TV (Johnson City, N.Y.)

Students were instructed to jump and skip during math lessons at an event this week at Ithaca College in New York. "When you get kids up and [move], they learn at about five times the rate than if the… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Optical fiber produced from thin air by lasers

7/23/2014

  • New Scientist

Optical fibers created by lasers out of air can carry data to and from difficult-to-reach areas, according to research by the University of Maryland. Researchers used four lasers arranged in a square … Read More