Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Scientists use satellites to measure water availability

5/27/2015

  • The New Republic (free registration)

Researchers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California are working on a computer model to track the availability of water in the western U.S. Measuring aquifers can be tricky, but the process was … Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Girls design apps to solve real-world issues

5/27/2015

  • Yahoo

Girls taking part in an after-school program at a California school are learning to apply technology skills to real-world problems. The Technovation program challenges students to create mobile applic… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

How study-abroad students can raise global awareness

5/27/2015

  • Education Week (tiered subscription model)

College students who study abroad -- and their sending institutions -- can play a key role in connecting schools with the global world, writes Peter Bittner, a graduate student and volunteer travel co… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Ind. teacher invites parents to class to earn diplomas

5/26/2015

  • The Indianapolis Star (tiered subscription model)

An Indiana math teacher is launching a program in which parents who lack a high-school diploma can join their children in the classroom to prepare for the math section of the high-school equivalency e… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Mass. 6th-graders voice concerns in meeting with lawmakers

5/27/2015

  • Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Mass.) (free registration)

Sixth-grade students from a Massachusetts elementary school recently shared their views on topics such as standardized testing and food insecurity with lawmakers across various levels of government du… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

How has summer school changed?

5/28/2015

  • National Journal

School districts are working with outside organizations to improve summer school for students to curb summer learning loss in reading and math while having fun. In Pittsburgh, officials have launched … Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

NASA taps university brains for breakthrough technologies

5/27/2015

  • The Christian Science Monitor

NASA is offering $500,000 in research funds to about 12 university research teams in a bid to discover breakthrough technology for space exploration. Suggested areas of study include repair and reconf… 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

Opinion: New economy demands new rules for college

5/28/2015

  • The Cincinnati Enquirer (tiered subscription model)

The supply side of college graduates is skewed to employers' advantage, which means credentials are more valuable than ever, Thomas Walsh asserts in this commentary. Traditional four-year colleges may… Read More