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AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Study: Calif. drought may be worst in more than a millennium

12/10/2014

  • United Press International

California is experiencing its most severe drought in 1,200 years, according to researchers from the University of Minnesota and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Their findings were based in … Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

Va. middle school uses Hour of Code to inspire girls

12/15/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Middle-school girls are learning how to code during an Hour of Code class at a Virginia middle school. The class is girls-only and features lessons on mobile-application development and other topics. … Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Teacher prep program includes lessons on global competence

12/16/2014

  • Modesto Bee (Calif.), The

A global studies course at a California university is bringing together future teachers and recent immigrant students. The program uses a small group model and technology to help bridge language gaps.… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Picasso painting re-created in S.C. high-school history class

12/14/2014

  • State (Columbia, S.C.), The

Students in an International Baccalaureate history class in a South Carolina high school recently completed an 8-by-22-foot copy of Pablo Picasso's 1937 painting, "Guernica," as part of Spanish Civil … Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Fewer students retained in grades, data indicate

12/15/2014

  • National Public Radio

Grade-retention rates have declined -- dropping from about 3% to 1.5% between 2005 and 2010, according to a recent study. Education researchers and others say the reasons for the decline are unclear, … Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Report on summer learning reveals gains in math

12/16/2014

  • Education Week (tiered subscription model)

Students taking part in summer programs tracked under a six-year, randomized, controlled trial of programs in five school districts across the nation, posted gains in math. However, data revealed flat… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

4,000-year-old warrior's bones, dagger surprise U.K. researchers

12/15/2014

  • Guardian (London), The
  • BBC

A 4,000-year-old skeleton known as Racton Man is giving up its secrets 23 years after it was found and left in storage at a museum along with his bronze dagger, the oldest bronze object discovered 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

Mobile classroom helps Ore. students develop design, manufacturing skills

12/16/2014

  • Oregonian (Portland), The

An Oregon high-school teacher is taking his technical education program on the road, bringing his RV and mobile fabrication laboratory to students statewide. The RV includes a vinyl cutter, 3D printer… Read More

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