Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Satellite's camera will capture Earth's entire sunlit surface

2/25/2015

  • ExtremeTech

The Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite will be able to photograph the Earth's entire sunlit surface. The camera, which is capable of spotting featur… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

SUNY Engineering Innovation Hub features 3D-printing lab

2/25/2015

  • EdTech magazine online

Students at the State University of New York at New Paltz soon will mark the first anniversary of the school's 3D-printing lab, part of the Engineering Innovation Hub. The school -- and others nationw… Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Ind. school works to meet needs of diverse student population

2/26/2015

  • WISH-TV (Indianapolis)

Translators, English as a New Language teachers and classroom aides are helping an Indiana elementary school meet the needs of a diverse student population. Students in the school originate from more … Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Principals may have more voice in teacher evaluations in La.

2/26/2015

  • Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

A proposed revision to Louisiana's teacher-evaluation system would give principals more say on teacher evaluations while also tying principals' ratings to schools' rankings. The proposal also seeks to… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Calif. high-school students talk to peers about awareness of rape

2/27/2015

  • Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.), The

Santa Rosa High School students in California recently attended a peer-led presentation designed to raise rape awareness among youth. The schoolwide program, which seeks to educate about 2,000 student… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

How schools handle dissection in the 21st century

2/26/2015

  • National Public Radio

Students today have options when participating in lessons on dissection. In fact, many states have adopted policies that guarantee such options. Digital dissection is on the National Science Teachers … Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Research projects at Cardiff University receive $20M funding boost from EC

2/27/2015

  • WalesOnline (U.K.)

The European Commission has awarded 26 research projects at Cardiff University in Wales about $20 million in funding through its Horizon 2020 program. The funding will go toward the study of such topi… 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

Coding academies focus on job placement

2/27/2015

  • Deseret News (Salt Lake City), The

Computer-programming and coding academies are popping up nationwide, with each promising to equip graduates with skills in a compressed amount of time. The programs are helping to change the perceptio… Read More