Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Forest Service to roll out GIS portal for firefighters in 2015

11/19/2014

  • Government Computer News

The Fire Enterprise Geospatial Portal, a tool designed to help firefighters analyze past and present fire activity, is planned for a 2015 release by the Forest Service. The portal has already merged 4… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Commentary: Reach beyond stereotypes to attract more girls to STEM

11/23/2014

  • Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

The "geek culture" stereotype may discourage many girls from pursuing studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and math, writes Tricia Berry, director of the Women in Engineering Progra… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Educator highlights importance of language learning

11/24/2014

  • Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The

Students who learn a second language open a door to new experiences and a more authentic understanding of others, language educator Frances Suc-Diamond writes in this commentary. She highlights the be… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

How a teacher uses See-Wonder-Think to teach Greek mythology

11/23/2014

  • Teaching Channel

Sixth-grade students in David Cooper's social studies class are learning about Greek mythology through lessons, including working on a script for a Greek and Roman god talk show, educator Lily Jones w… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Conn. education board reviewing proposed social studies framework

11/24/2014

  • Hour (Norwalk, Conn.), The

Connecticut's Board of Education is reviewing a proposed social studies framework that is designed to lead students through an inquiry process involving research. State social studies teachers at all … Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Education Department reverses decision on Okla.'s NCLB waiver

11/24/2014

  • Associated Press, The

The U.S. Department of Education has reinstated Oklahoma's No Child Left Behind waiver -- reversing a decision to revoke the waiver after the state abandoned the Common Core State Standards. Oklahoma'… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Astronomers confounded by missing stars

11/25/2014

  • Space.com

A huge number of stars is missing in globular clusters around the dwarf galaxy Fornax, and new observations by the Hubble Space Telescope are prompting scientists to question their earlier theories ab… Read More

Career Tech Update SmartBrief

News on career and technical education

Career Tech Update SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Fla. faces construction-labor shortage

11/25/2014

  • Orlando Sentinel (Fla.) (tiered subscription model)

Orlando, Fla.-area construction projects are growing, but contractors facing a labor shortage are declining work because they lack the skilled workers to complete the jobs, said Mark Wylie, president … Read More