Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Literary mapping project plots emotions in 19th-century London

4/15/2015

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Researchers with Stanford University's Literary Lab have led a crowdsourcing project in which contributors have charted the "emotional geography" of Victorian London based on literature written during… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Report: How federal agencies can help bridge STEM gender gap

4/15/2015

  • NextGov

Grant applicants' demographic information could help federal agencies awarding grants for science, technology, engineering and math provide analysis about whether unequal distribution of funding contr… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

U.S. lawmakers make way through proposed NCLB rewrite

4/16/2015

  • Associated Press, The

Senate education committee members this week are debating components of a proposed bill to rewrite No Child Left Behind. Six amendments have been defeated by the committee, but 24 have passed, includi… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

How teachers incorporate coding literacy into student learning

4/15/2015

  • Hechinger Report, The

Educators are integrating computer coding into subjects from English to art to develop the skill as a type of literacy. Some teachers are having students use block-based coding programs such as Scratc… 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 aim to rebuild prairie lands

4/17/2015

  • New Richmond News (Wis.)

A Wisconsin high school's students and community volunteers recently helped rebuild the prairie lands near their school. An estimated 10,000 and 15,000 plants will be planted on the school's Service L… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Reality Store teaches financial facts of life

4/16/2015

  • Herald Times Reporter (Manitowoc, Wis.) (tiered subscription model)

A group of students at a Wisconsin high school recently learned how math shapes daily life through a Reality Store exercise. Students were assigned careers, salaries and children. They then created bu… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Asia, Americas trade may have been going on long before Columbus

4/16/2015

  • LiveScience.com

Trade may have been going on between East Asia and the Americas long before Christopher Columbus showed up in the Caribbean Sea, according to archaeologists excavating a 1,000-year-old house in Alaska… 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

Demand for professional certifications rise in Dallas district

4/17/2015

  • WFAA-TV (Dallas-Fort Worth)

Students enrolled in the Dallas Independent School District are clamoring for professional certifications, school officials report. The number of students who earned career certifications in the distr… Read More