Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Australia aims to safeguard Great Barrier Reef with new plan

9/17/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Australia's government has announced a sustainability plan for protecting its Great Barrier Reef in an effort to keep the reef off a list of endangered sites maintained by the U.N. The 35-year plan ur… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Pa. STEM website to connect students with mentors

9/18/2014

  • American City Business Journals

Philadelphia officials are building an online resource center to link students with professional mentors in science, technology, engineering and math. The site also will enable parents and teachers to… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Specialist studies how languages evolve in Chinese Inner Asia

9/18/2014

  • PhysOrg.com

Language specialist Arienne Dwyer's study of the joining of languages in Chinese Inner Asia has found that dominant languages spoken in the region -- Tibetan and Chinese -- have been influenced by min… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

NYC schools dive into PD with dedicated teacher-collaboration time

9/17/2014

  • Chalkbeat

Schools across New York City are taking varied approaches in using the uninterrupted 80 minutes of teacher-collaboration time each Monday afternoon. Some are using in-house trainings on topics voted o… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

4th-graders explore the past at Living Idaho History Day

9/19/2014

  • Times-News (Twin Falls, Idaho), The

Fourth-graders in Idaho recently took their study of state history to the county fairgrounds for Living Idaho History Day. The students circulated among 19 stations where they learned, among other thi… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

School renovation offers real-world math lessons

9/18/2014

  • San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (free registration)

Fourth- and fifth-grade students are using the renovation of their California elementary school to learn real-world math lessons. Students used blueprints of the project to calculate how much concrete… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Disc galaxies can form from massive collisions, study finds

9/18/2014

  • Space.com

Several collisions between galaxies can result in the creation of disc galaxies like the Milky Way, according to research published in the Astrophysical Journal Supplement. Researchers were surprised … Read More