Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Geographer to recruit influential tweeters to spread emergency messages

10/15/2014

  • Times of San Diego
  • San Diego Union-Tribune

Ming-Hsiang Tsou, a geography professor at San Diego State University, will evaluate the 30,000-plus followers of San Diego County's Twitter account to determine which ones would be most effective in … 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

Oklahoma City district to recruit bilingual teachers in Puerto Rico

10/20/2014

  • KFOR-TV (Oklahoma City)

Oklahoma City Public Schools officials are traveling to Puerto Rico this week to recruit candidates for vacant teaching positions. Officials began by interviewing bilingual candidates over the phone o… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

What role can journalism play in common core English?

10/21/2014

  • PBS

Educators with the Journalism Education Association and other groups have worked to produce curriculum and other materials to align student journalism and media programs with the Common Core State Sta… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Schools seek to define mobile-device use on campus

10/20/2014

  • T.H.E. Journal

Some school districts have dropped bans on the use of cellphones and other mobile devices on campus, according to this article, which highlights several districts' policies. School officials in one di… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Cotton ball project teaches students math, engineering

10/22/2014

  • Times Herald (Port Huron, Mich.) (tiered subscription model)

Students at a Michigan high school recently used their math and engineering skills to create a device to launch cotton balls. Working in teams, the students used materials such as paper clips, rubber … Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Buffalo school receives $3.85M to study HIV treatments

10/21/2014

  • American City Business Journals

The National Institutes of Health has awarded three grants for a total of $3.85 million to University of Buffalo researchers studying HIV. The funds will go toward ongoing research at the New York sch… 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. trade classes shift back to high schools

10/21/2014

  • Daytona Beach News-Journal (Fla.), The

Flagler Technical Institute, a vocational and adult education center, always offered courses and professional certification classes to high-school students, but only a few were able to participate. No… Read More