Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Misdiagnoses may be inflating malaria numbers, study says

3/4/2015

  • Voice of America

Fever-causing illnesses are sometimes misdiagnosed as malaria in Africa, states a study led by Justin Stoler, a University of Miami assistant professor of geography. One such ailment is dengue fever, … Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Report: STEM majors fare well in job market

3/4/2015

  • Science magazine (free content)

Employment numbers climbed during 2011-12 for students who majored in science, technology, engineering and math, according to a recent report. In it, researchers highlight hiring and salary trends for… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Fla. students celebrate world languages

3/5/2015

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

Students enrolled in Spanish, French, Japanese and Latin classes recently came together to mark the 38th annual Volusia County World Language Festival in Florida. The program featured 25 events spotli… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Researchers work to identify what motivates students to learn

3/5/2015

  • Slate

The top challenge for Universal Design for Learning initiatives in schools is engaging otherwise disinterested students in school, suggests David Rose, a neuropsychologist and co-founder of the Center… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Wis. social studies teacher uses newspapers for government lessons

3/4/2015

  • Daily Citizen (Beaver Dam, Wis.)

Social studies middle-school teacher Daniel Pearson uses newspapers to teach civics lessons and current events at Beaver Dam Middle School in Wisconsin. Pearson recently led his seventh-grade students… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Calif. bill seeks $900M for Common Core

3/5/2015

  • EdSource

California school districts could receive an additional $2 billion in funding next year. Some lawmakers are working to earmark $900 million of the funding for technology, training and materials needed… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

New metamaterials have scientists abuzz at conference

3/5/2015

  • BBC

An array of metamaterials have scientists buzzing at the American Physical Society's March Meeting. Among the items touted at the meeting are a lattice of metamaterial that can make whatever is undern… 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 prepares Alaska students for biotech careers

3/5/2015

  • Alaska Star

An Alaska high school offers a two-year Biotechnology Training and Preparatory Program, where students replicate real-world lab-tech protocols and learn to conduct themselves professionally in a lab. … Read More