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AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Va. county rolls out new crime-mapping app

9/25/2014

  • Government Computer News

Fairfax County, Va., has built a new application that allows users to access a searchable crime database in map form. The app, which was built to replace an earlier system, enables users to search by … Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Feds to grant $450M to community colleges for training partnerships

9/29/2014

  • Hill, The

Community colleges will receive $450 million in federal job-training grants under an initiative that Vice President Joe Biden is expected to unveil today. The 71 award recipients will partner with emp… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Less sleep may jeopardize teens' academic performance

9/24/2014

  • Science World Report

A Swedish study of more than 20,000 12 to 19 year olds found the risk of failing in school was greater among teens who got less than seven hours of sleep each day than among their well rested peers. T… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Federal program promotes teacher residencies in STEM instruction

9/28/2014

  • Fresno Bee (Calif.) (free registration), The

The federal government has awarded $35 million in Teacher Quality Partnership grants to 24 colleges and school districts to improve math and science education. Among the recipients are Fresno Unified … Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

New whiteboards mean hands-on learning for Mass. students

9/28/2014

  • Eagle-Tribune (North Andover, Mass.), The

Whiteboard technology is helping elementary-school students in one Massachusetts district learn core subjects such as math and reading. Teachers say the interactive boards have boosted student engagem… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Students estimate the size of their school to learn math skills

9/28/2014

  • WMTW-TV (Auburn, Maine)

Elementary-school students in Maine learned estimation and measuring skills by figuring out how many of them it would take to circle the building holding hands. The students worked out the problem in … Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Mount Ontake's sudden eruption a rare event, volcanologist says

9/29/2014

  • Agence France-Presse
  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Abrupt volcanic eruptions like that of Mount Ontake in Japan on Saturday are rare, says volcanologist Jacques-Marie Bardintzeff of the Universities of Paris-Sud Orsay and Cergy-Pontoise in France. "In… 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

Commentary: High-school students need coding coursework

9/28/2014

  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

Jobs in the technology sector require fluency in computer science and computer programming, writes Tom Salonek, CEO of Intertech, a software consulting firm. He asserts that opportunities in IT are bo… Read More