Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Researchers group cities into 4 main layouts

10/22/2014

  • Pacific Standard magazine online

After studying the shapes of more than 130 cities on six continents, researchers Remi Louf and Marc Barthelemy grouped them into four main layouts. Most of the cities were found to be similar to New O… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Chevron adds $20M to multistate STEM partnership

10/22/2014

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Chevron will invest $20 million in a collaborative program to promote science, technology, engineering and math in 27 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio. Th… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Ore. district's Vietnamese immersion program to expand as students age

10/23/2014

  • Oregonian (Portland), The

Oregon's first dual language program in Vietnamese started this school year in two elementary schools in the Portland Public Schools. The kindergartners -- a mix of native speakers and English languag… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Teacher: Educators should take the lead in crafting PD

10/22/2014

  • EdSurge

Professional development designed "for teachers, by teachers" will produce better results, Patricia Dallas, an early-childhood special-education teacher, writes in this commentary. Dallas helped craft… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Idaho women voters group holds mock election

10/23/2014

  • KLEW-TV (Lewiston, Idaho)

The League of Women Voters in Latah County, Idaho, met Wednesday with high-school students to host a mock election to teach them the importance of voting. Before casting their ballots, the students re… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Lego robot assembly reinforces math, engineering skills

10/23/2014

  • Morris Daily Herald (Ill.)

Students in a robotics club at an Illinois junior high school have spent the past six weeks assembling and programming Lego robots. Students had to use their math and engineering skills to build the r… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Grant goes to Utah institute for breast cancer study

10/23/2014

  • Deseret News (Salt Lake City), The

The Defense Department has awarded more than $1 million to the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Utah to study breast cancer metastasis. "Metastasis, or when cancer spreads from its original site, is the p… 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

Program targets employers to improve job prospects for young workers

10/23/2014

  • Inside Philanthropy

The Rockefeller Foundation's Grads of Life initiative helps employers start internship and mentoring programs that help young people between ages 16 and 24 connect to the workforce. The initiative is … Read More