Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Mountain researchers gather in Reno, Nev.

7/23/2014

  • Reno Gazette-Journal (Nev.) (tiered subscription model)

Reno, Nev., recently played host to a four-day conference on mountain environments that drew participants from around the globe. "This is not the first time scientists (got together) to talk about mou… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Report considers diversity of college admissions offices

7/30/2014

  • Chronicle of Higher Education (free content), The
  • InsideHigherEd.com

Women make up about 70% of college admissions counselors and associate directors, while only 11% are black, according to a report by the National Association for College Admission Counseling. However,… 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

Expansion planned for arts-based learning program in Ore. district

7/30/2014

  • Oregonian (Portland), The

A school district in Oregon plans to expand to all schools the Arts for Learning Lessons program that combines arts and literacy with the help of co-teaching artists, such as painters and dancers. Ear… 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

Paper-construction lessons highlight hands-on geometry

7/29/2014

  • Free Press (Mankato, Minn.) (tiered subscription model), The

Middle-school students folded pieces of paper into hexagons, polygons and other shapes to learn geometry during a two-day summer math camp held at a Minnesota community college. "My goal through this … Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Milky Way has less dark matter than Andromeda, simulation suggests

7/29/2014

  • National Geographic News (free registration)

The mass of the Milky Way is actually around half that of the nearby Andromeda galaxy, which was generally thought to be our galaxy's twin, according to a computer simulation. The difference is possib… Read More