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AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Study: Deforestation is picking up speed in Indonesia

7/2/2014

  • Reuters
  • West Australian, The

Indonesia lost about 23,000 square miles worth of forests between 2000 and 2012, according to a new study, and deforestation is quickening. In 2012, Indonesia's deforestation outpaced that of Brazil, … Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Pa. camp uses food to teach STEM

7/8/2014

  • LancasterOnline (Pa.)

Culinary arts shared the menu with manufacturing and alternative energy during a recent career camp in Pennsylvania. Instructors helped students make Japanese bento boxes with a laser, explained chemi… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Intensive summer program focuses on "critical" need languages

7/7/2014

  • Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Va.), The

Some students in Virginia gathered this summer to attend STARTALK, a federal program focused on teaching students about 10 critical need languages. Students in the program were required speak in Manda… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Using news photos to teach critical-thinking, close-reading skills

7/8/2014

  • MiddleWeb

News photographs can help students read closely, develop analytical skills and learn to think critically about what images communicate, according to media-literacy consultant Frank Baker. He suggests … Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Va. students to explore history by traveling on the James River

7/8/2014

  • Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg), The

Students from 17 high schools in Virginia this summer are traveling on the James River to learn about the state's geography, history and ecology. The James River Expedition will take students along se… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

How does U.S. students' financial knowledge measure up?

7/9/2014

  • Associated Press, The

The U.S. ranked ninth in financial-literacy skills among 15-year-olds in a recent study of 18 countries and economies by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Shanghai, China, top… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Study: Genes for reading, math abilities linked

7/9/2014

  • Science World Report

Genes responsible for reading and math abilities are linked, according to a study published in Nature Communications. "We looked at this question in two ways, by comparing the similarity of thousands … Read More