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AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Scientists use satellites to measure water availability

5/27/2015

  • The New Republic (free registration)

Researchers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California are working on a computer model to track the availability of water in the western U.S. Measuring aquifers can be tricky, but the process was … Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Modern manufacturing jobs demand sophisticated skills

6/3/2015

  • The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model)

Federal data show nearly 320,000 manufacturing positions were available in March, many requiring knowledge of programming, advanced machinery and specialized welding. Many of these high-skill jobs req… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Study: Smartphones reveal student learning trends

6/2/2015

  • National Public Radio

Smartphones may help researchers gather data on student learning, according to a small study. Researchers designed an application that used the inherent functions on smartphones -- GPS, microphones an… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

How "venture philanthropy" brings blended learning to schools

6/3/2015

  • Inside Philanthropy

Several national and local organizations are making money available to school districts to fund blended-learning initiatives that combine online technology and classroom instruction in various subject… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Ore. students raising money for tombstone for city's first black firefighter

6/3/2015

  • KPTV-TV (Portland, Ore.)

High-school students in Portland, Ore., have launched a fundraiser to pay for a marker for the grave of the city's first black firefighter and postal worker, Adam Augustus "Gus" Waterford. The student… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Studies consider how to help students transfer math skills to other subjects

6/2/2015

  • Education Week (tiered subscription model)

Teaching the underlying concepts of math -- and not just its function -- can help students better transfer those skills to other core subjects, such as science and engineering, according to the studie… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Lab testing link between autism, household chemicals gets funding from Honest Co.

6/2/2015

  • Forbes

The Honest Co. is donating $3 million to various social impact projects, including sponsorship of a lab studying a potential link between household chemicals and autism. The lab in Mount Sinai Hospita… 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

College Board, Project Lead the Way blend Advanced Placement and CTE

6/3/2015

  • Chalkbeat

Education groups College Board and Project Lead the Way will offer a credential for high-school students who complete a combination of both Advanced Placement and engineering, biomedical or computer s… Read More