Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

GIS aids decision-making but raises privacy issues

7/30/2014

  • KPCC-FM (Los Angeles)

Esri's recent user conference attracted almost 17,000 people to discuss geographic information system technology, which is becoming increasingly important to businesses and municipalities. At the same… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Project Lead the Way sends teachers back to college

7/31/2014

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

Teachers from Florida and other states are studying engineering this summer at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University through a national program of classroom innovation. The preparatory course is part o… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Report: U.K. foreign language enrollment increases after standards change

7/29/2014

  • Evening Standard (London)

Recent data from the Joint Council for Qualifications indicate an increase in the number of U.K. students taking AS-level foreign language courses in French, German and particularly Spanish. Experts n… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Va. district's computer-literacy camp reaches out to ELLs

7/30/2014

  • Charlottesville Tomorrow (Va.)

A Virginia school district is tackling computer literacy among English-language learners by increasing their participation in a weeklong camp called CoderDojo. Educators said the camp, which reserved … Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Wis. high-school students serve in county government

7/29/2014

  • Journal Times (Racine, Wis.), The

A group of 10 high-school students are learning about the inner workings of government in the Youth in Governance program in Racine County, Wis. The students serve on county committees, participate in… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Iowa district eliminates advanced middle-school courses

7/30/2014

  • Des Moines Register (Iowa) (tiered subscription model), The

A school district in Iowa plans to end stand-alone accelerated courses in most of its middle schools as it shifts to a mastery-based grading system. District officials say the new format allows all st… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Thought experiment devised that could show quantum cosmic links

7/30/2014

  • New Scientist

Scientists at Chapman University in California have devised a thought experiment that could prove that all particles everywhere could be linked, assuming they have been in some way postselected. Resea… Read More