Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

L.A. communities use mobile mapping to link people, resources

8/28/2014

  • KCET-TV (Los Angeles)

Los Angeles-area groups, agencies and businesses are using mobile mapping to connect people with resources and encourage problem solving for local issues. For example, the Ride South L.A. project invo… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Hybrid programs blend high school, community college, work

8/28/2014

  • National Journal

Schools offering students a mixture of high school, community college and work experience are cropping up in various cities, from New York City to San Antonio to Los Angeles. The U.S. Department of Ed… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Flipped instruction takes off in U.S. classrooms

8/25/2014

  • Salt Lake Tribune (Utah), The

Teachers in Utah and nationwide are embracing the flipped instructional method with varied amounts of success. One Utah middle school teacher reported that after she adopted flipped instruction, the n… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Calif. school's hands-on engineering program starts with 40 freshmen

8/28/2014

  • SCVTV (Santa Clarita, Calif.)

A California high school has started a four-year engineering pathway using the Project Lead the Way curriculum that focuses on projects, design and student research. The program starts this year with … Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Iowa high-school students encouraged to register to vote

8/28/2014

  • Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier (Iowa)

Cedar Falls High School seniors in Iowa who are nearly eligible to vote recently attended a Rock the Vote program at their school that urged them to register to vote and participate in future election… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Pi Academy to teach math, science by skill level

9/1/2014

  • Austin Daily Herald (Minn.)

A Minnesota school district is launching a personalized-instruction program called Pi Academy at one of its elementary schools this year. The program will include top-performing elementary students fr… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Comprehensive study of pregnancy hypertension awarded $19.3M grant

9/1/2014

  • AL.com (Alabama)

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has awarded a $19.3 million grant to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to study hypertension during pregnancy. The Chronic Hypertension and Pregnancy… Read More