Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Book explores the history of navigational technology

4/15/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The
  • MotherJones.com

In the new book "You Are Here," Boston Globe writer Hiawatha Bray traces the history of navigational systems from the relatively unsophisticated technology of the past to the global positioning system… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

La. lawmakers seek amendment to limit college tuition increases

4/23/2014

  • Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Louisiana lawmakers are considering a state constitutional amendment that would prevent public colleges and universities from raising tuition to cover expenses if the state government reduces funding.… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Alaska Senate passes bill recognizing native languages

4/22/2014

  • Reuters

A bill to recognize the 20 indigenous languages spoken in Alaska received final approval with an 18-2 vote in the state's Senate on Monday. The move makes the state the second in the U.S., after Hawai… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Proactive steps teachers can take to avoid burnout

4/22/2014

  • Edutopia.org

It is natural for teachers to feel burned out at times, suggests Ben Johnson, an administrator, author and educator. In this blog post, he offers some proactive advice for overcoming such feelings. Su… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Del. 1st-graders showcase U.S. geography knowledge with exhibit

4/22/2014

  • Milford Beacon (Del.)

About 100 Delaware first-graders showcased their geography knowledge during their recent exhibit "The 50 States: A Tour of our Country." The students made posters, used food samples such as Vermont ch… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Nev. district to ensure all spending supports student achievement

4/22/2014

  • Las Vegas Review-Journal

Some local CEOs and former superintendents will review school spending for the Clark County School District in Nevada. The review is a move to help ensure all funds are being spent in ways that suppor… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Life Sciences Discovery Fund awards $1.25M in grants

4/23/2014

  • American City Business Journals

Washington state's Life Sciences Discovery Fund has awarded $1.25 million in grants to projects searching for treatment of age-related macular degeneration, leukemia and Parkinson's disease. The fund,… Read More