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

ACT test-takers show steady interest in STEM

11/19/2014

  • U.S. News & World Report

ACT test-takers show continued interest in science, technology, engineering and math, according to a recent report from the testing organization. About 900,000 -- or half of those tested in 2014 -- ex… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

LAUSD adds ethnic studies to graduation requirements

11/20/2014

  • KPCC-FM (Los Angeles)

The Los Angeles Unified School District will require high school students to take an ethnic studies course before graduation. The decision also requires increasing ethnic studies offerings. A task for… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Brochure project blends imagination, literacy, positive school culture

11/19/2014

  • MiddleWeb

Students can use their skills and their school's positive-climate theme of PeaceBuilders to build a travel brochure to a peaceful, imaginary place, educator Kevin Hodgson writes in this blog post. Stu… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

N.Y. high-schoolers learn rights, police interaction guide

11/21/2014

  • Chalkbeat

New York Civil Liberties Union trainers recently visited East Side Community High School in New York to teach students their rights and responsibilities, and what to do if stopped by police. The 45-mi… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Orchestra performance teaches the math of music

11/20/2014

  • Killeen Daily Herald (Texas)

A special performance by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra taught nearly 3,000 Texas fifth-graders the ties between math and music. During the "Music and Math" program, students were asked to tap thei… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Massive mountain range in Antarctica covered by protective ice

11/20/2014

  • LiveScience.com

The Gamburtsev Mountains in Antarctica are 100 million years old but look much younger due to lack of erosion because its massive expanse is entirely encased in ice. Scientists used airborne imaging t… 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

Ga. CTE students showcase skills

11/21/2014

  • Augusta Chronicle (Ga.), The

Technical students from nine Georgia high schools welded metal, built stud walls and assembled plumbing models in a state challenge to test trade skills. Local employers judged the students' projects … Read More