Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Geographer's book explores how humanity copes with challenges

9/10/2014

  • Salon
  • WBUR-FM (Boston)

Environmental geographer Ruth DeFries examines how humanity has been able to reinvent itself and persevere through periods of hardship in her book, "The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face o… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

CTE programs grow in popularity, prestige

9/15/2014

  • eSchool News (free registration)

Today's career and technical education programs are challenging notions that such programs are a last resort for low-achieving students. The Association for Career and Technical Education reports that… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Scientists examine gene's role in language acquisition

9/16/2014

  • Science World Report

A gene believed to have mutated more than a half million years ago, called Foxp2, may enable humans to consciously associate words with objects while learning a language, according to a recent study. … Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Tips to get the most out of professional-learning communities

9/15/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

Education blogger and high-school teacher Paul Barnwell in this blog post poses five questions he says teachers and administrators should ask about the professional-learning communities model. "When t… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Constitution Day brings civics lessons, activities

9/14/2014

  • Wichita Eagle (Kan.), The
  • MetroNews (West Virginia)

Teachers across the U.S. are recognizing Constitution Day -- officially observed Sept. 17 -- with lessons about the historic document and the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens. Students in … Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Pie-making project includes math, science lessons

9/16/2014

  • Herald News (Fall River, Mass.), The

Students in a culinary program at a Rhode Island high school learned math and science lessons as they baked three dozen pies for charity. "A lot of what they do involves math skills," teacher Cathy Ma… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Sturgeon in Yangtze River face extinction, experts say

9/16/2014

  • BBC

The population of wild sturgeon in China's Yangtze River is on the verge of extinction, according to reports in the local media. For the first time in 32 years of record-keeping, no wild sturgeons wer… Read More