Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Study: Geography may affect whether people marry

5/20/2015

  • The New York Times (tiered subscription model)

The place where a person grows up may affect whether that person gets married by age 26, data compiled by researchers at Harvard University suggest. A region's politics may affect its residents' marri… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Some tech companies increase hiring

5/20/2015

  • Quartz

Technology companies in California's Bay Area are increasing the pace of hiring and filling those jobs more quickly, despite reports of a tech skills gap, according to recent data from recruiting soft… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Australia to add native languages to curriculum

5/26/2015

  • The Guardian (London)

Australia is preparing to launch a national school curriculum for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander languages that will be available online as a resource for schools. Among other things,… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Research backs language to boost math instruction for ELL students

5/20/2015

  • Language Magazine online

Teachers can improve math instruction for English-language learners through language, suggests Judit Moschkovich, professor of mathematics education at the University of California at Santa Cruz. In t… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Memorial Day marked by students, Scouts

5/22/2015

  • Cecil Whig (Elkton, Md.)
  • WTOL-TV (Toledo, Ohio)
  • New Haven Register (Conn.)
  • The Grand Island Independent (Neb.)

Students in schools across the U.S. are marking Memorial Day with events and ceremonies. Some Maryland elementary school students recently held a remembrance event, while an Ohio high school marked it… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Math fair connects learning to students' interests

5/25/2015

  • The Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Md.)

Students at a Maryland elementary school recently displayed real-world uses for math during a school math fair. Students connected math to personal interests such as attending concerts, traveling and … Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

DOE gives Sydor Instruments $1M grant to create specialized camera

5/25/2015

  • Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (N.Y.) (tiered subscription model)

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $1 million grant to Sydor Instruments to develop a camera that would allow researchers to study things at an atomic level. Sydor will collaborate with the L… 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

N.M. program uses competency-based assessments to fill jobs

5/26/2015

  • Albuquerque Journal (N.M.) (free content)

A New Mexico program operated by an organization in collaboration with the city and state Department of Workforce Solutions aims to measure prospective workers' skills rather than their educational cr… Read More