Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

L.A. communities use mobile mapping to link people, resources

8/28/2014

  • KCET-TV (Los Angeles)

Los Angeles-area groups, agencies and businesses are using mobile mapping to connect people with resources and encourage problem solving for local issues. For example, the Ride South L.A. project invo… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Community-college students to use Pell Grants for career training

8/28/2014

  • Asbury Park Press (Neptune-Asbury Park, N.J.) (tiered subscription model)

Students at a New Jersey community college will be able to use federal Pell Grants to fund participation in up to five noncredit training and certificate programs. The pilot is part of the U.S. Depart… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Flipped instruction takes off in U.S. classrooms

8/25/2014

  • Salt Lake Tribune (Utah), The

Teachers in Utah and nationwide are embracing the flipped instructional method with varied amounts of success. One Utah middle school teacher reported that after she adopted flipped instruction, the n… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Calif. school's hands-on engineering program starts with 40 freshmen

8/28/2014

  • SCVTV (Santa Clarita, Calif.)

A California high school has started a four-year engineering pathway using the Project Lead the Way curriculum that focuses on projects, design and student research. The program starts this year with … Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Civil War soldier who died at Gettysburg to receive Medal of Honor

8/27/2014

  • Christian Science Monitor, The

President Barack Obama in September will award the Medal of Honor to a Union Army officer, 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing, who died during the Battle of Gettysburg. Cushing was wounded -- and died after being… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

La. governor claims common core is unconstitutional

8/28/2014

  • Christian Science Monitor, The
  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education filed by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal alleges that the federal government's involvement in Common Core State Standards is unconstitutional. At issue, … Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

8 states share $280K to study white-nose syndrome in bats

8/27/2014

  • State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.), The

Eight Midwestern states will share more than $280,000 in grants to study white-nose syndrome in bats. The funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be divided among agencies in Wisconsin, Ohi… Read More