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

NYC workshop allows teens to help solve real-world problems

8/27/2014

  • Daily News (New York)

New York City high-schoolers participating in a summer science, technology, engineering and math program tackled real-world issues, such as global health. Student projects included the development of … 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

STEM training connects Calif. teachers with peers, natural-resource experts

8/26/2014

  • Times-Standard (Eureka, Calif.)

A group of educators from a California district recently spent a week collaborating with colleagues and working with state and U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials in a science, technology, engineering an… 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

Is common core suffering from a branding issue?

8/27/2014

  • American Public Media/Marketplace

In a recent survey, respondents' support for reading and math standards rose when the question posed did not include the term "common core." Some say this -- along with other factors -- is indicative … Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Raiders may have entered ancient Greek tomb, archaeologists fear

8/27/2014

  • Discovery

Archaeologists have moved deeper into a tomb recently uncovered in Greece and have found evidence of possible looting. Researchers entered the Amphipolis tomb's antechamber and found another wall bloc… Read More