Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Geographer's book explores how humanity copes with challenges

9/10/2014

  • Salon
  • WBUR-FM (Boston)

Environmental geographer Ruth DeFries examines how humanity has been able to reinvent itself and persevere through periods of hardship in her book, "The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face o… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Analysis: Apprenticeship programs make slow progress in U.S.

9/11/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

U.S. companies have been slow to adopt apprenticeship programs, despite their success in Germany and promotion by the White House and some state leaders. "Vocational training is a well-recognized care… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Mobile device management helps teachers oversee technology

9/9/2014

  • District Administration magazine online

Dozens of mobile device management programs are on the market. The programs aim to give teachers the ability to manage their students' devices and ease the burden on schools' IT departments. Such prog… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Fla. educators learn student-centered teaching strategies

9/11/2014

  • Clay Today (Fleming Island, Fla.)

A Florida district is testing a model program at six elementary schools to train teachers in student-directed instructional techniques. Educators attended a summer training, participate in bi-weekly s… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Tenn. 5th-grade artists create new city limit signs

9/11/2014

  • WATE-TV (Knoxville, Tenn.)

Fifth-grade art students at Friendsville Elementary School in Tennessee recently created drawings with a hometown theme that will be used for new city limit signs. City officials asked the art student… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Students harvest math, science lessons in school garden

9/11/2014

  • Burlington County Times (Willingboro, N.J.)

Students at a New Jersey middle school used their math skills to design a garden and predict when they could harvest their vegetables. The students now are picking their vegetables. Educators say the … Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Archaeologists find Bronze Age armor made of animal bones

9/11/2014

  • Discovery

Armor crafted from animal bones dating back to the Bronze Age have been found by archaeologists in Siberia. The armor was found buried near the Irtysh River in Omsk and researchers say the bones date … Read More