Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

New images provide fresh view of U.S. coastlines

3/26/2015

  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The U.S. Geological Survey has provided a fresh look at about 2,000 miles worth of the country's coastlines by releasing new images and video footage. Researchers are "learning the dynamics of the sea… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Study explores gender bias in STEM

3/25/2015

  • Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model)

Five gender biases contribute to fewer women in science, technology, engineering and math, according to a recent survey. "If organizations are truly interested in retaining and advancing women, they w… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Education Department official shares ELL strategy

3/25/2015

  • Education Week (tiered subscription model)

Libia Gil, head of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition, recently shared details about the department's plan to boost education for English language learners. The … Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

District leaders explain how teachers can lead digital transitions

3/26/2015

  • eSchool News (free registration)

Three school-district leaders appeared at the recent SXSWedu conference in Texas to share how they are empowering teachers as technology leaders. Officials stressed the importance of professional deve… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Should history students guide their own learning?

3/24/2015

  • MiddleWeb

Finding a balance between student-directed learning and teacher-directed instruction differs for each instructor, writes history teacher Jody Passanisi. In this blog post, she lists pros and cons of s… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

STEAM unit features hot-air balloons, rockets, movie-making

3/26/2015

  • Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.), The

A group of students at a California elementary school have been learning about science, technology, engineering, arts and math through a five-week unit. Students have designed hot-air balloons, built … 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: New mutations not responsible for current Ebola outbreak

3/26/2015

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The latest outbreak of Ebola doesn't appear to have any unusual mutations, according to a genetic study published in Science. The finding appears to refute the idea that the deadly epidemic was caused… 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

Groups help pave path to effective CTE partnerships

3/27/2015

  • Education Week (tiered subscription model)

Third-party groups are helping some schools connect with local businesses for career and technical education. The program profiled in this article helps teach stakeholders how to communicate with each… Read More