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AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

Mountain researchers gather in Reno, Nev.

7/23/2014

  • Reno Gazette-Journal (Nev.) (tiered subscription model)

Reno, Nev., recently played host to a four-day conference on mountain environments that drew participants from around the globe. "This is not the first time scientists (got together) to talk about mou… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

D.C. middle-schoolers explore careers during summer session

7/23/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A pilot summer program called D.C. Meets Washington is introducing middle-school students to careers and encouraging them to study beyond high school. District of Columbia public schools also plan to … Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Cherokee immersion school opens resource center

7/21/2014

  • Cherokee Phoenix (Tahlequah, Okla.)

The Cherokee Nation Immersion Charter School in Oklahoma has opened a Cherokee language resource center that offers students, teachers and parents at Sequoyah Schools access to materials including boo… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Calif. students work on media literacy before entering high school

7/24/2014

  • Reedley Exponent (Calif.), The

A group of incoming high-school freshman in California recently took a summer course to improve skills in computer and media literacy and to learn how to conduct online research. While many students a… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

La. students prepare school gardens in Choctaw tradition

7/22/2014

  • Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Elementary- and middle-school students in Lacombe, La., recently learned about the gardening traditions of the Choctaw Indians, among the earliest settlers of the area. Two teachers have collaborated … Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Summer program uses customized learning methods to teach math

7/23/2014

  • Sun Journal (Lewiston, Maine)

Eighty students at a high school in Maine are working in groups to get a head start on geometry and algebra during a voluntary summer-school program. Teachers provide consultation, but the customized … Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Studies of worm neurons may lead to answers about human brain

7/24/2014

  • New Scientist

Researchers are rewiring neurons in nematode worms to better understand the mechanics of the human brain. Scientists at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in the U.K. genetically altered the worm… Read More