Academic Specialization

AAG SmartBrief

Research and technology news for geographers

AAG SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of American Geographers

What the BP oil spill means for coastal birds

4/22/2015

  • WWNO-FM (New Orleans)

The long-term effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on bird populations in coastal areas are not yet clear. The spill killed as many as 1 million birds in 2010, University of New Orleans geograph… Read More

STEM SmartBrief

STEM-specific news for career development professionals

STEM SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association for Career and Technical Education

STEM needs expand across non-STEM workforce

4/22/2015

  • U.S. News & World Report

Demand for skills in science, technology, engineering and math has grown dramatically in non-STEM fields, according to a report from the National Science Board. In 2010, about 5.4 million people held … Read More

ACTFL SmartBrief

News about language education

ACTFL SmartBrief

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

Teachers use Hangouts on Air program for PD

4/23/2015

  • Edutopia.org

Hangouts on Air -- a version of Google Hangouts -- has grown more popular as professional development, educator Jenny Grabiec suggests. In this blog post, she writes about how the program allows educa… Read More

NCLE SmartBrief

News for educators and literacy learning supporters

NCLE SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Center for Literacy Education

Educator: Why time is key to improving literacy instruction

4/23/2015

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Policymakers who want to improve literacy outcomes in schools should invest in giving teachers time to collaborate and use classroom-assessment tools, Missouri literacy coach Kathryn Mitchell Pierce w… Read More

NCSS SmartBrief

News for social studies educators

NCSS SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Council for the Social Studies

Educator: Boost media literacy with study of presidential campaigns

4/23/2015

  • MiddleWeb

Students can improve their media literacy skills to "see through the spin and fluff" of presidential campaigns, according to media educator Frank Baker. In this commentary, he offers suggestions to he… Read More

Math Education SmartBrief

News for mathematics educators

Math Education SmartBrief

Computer-technology class emphasizes hands-on learning

4/23/2015

  • Foothills Sun Gazette (Exeter, Calif.), The

Students enrolled in a computer-systems technology class at a California high school are getting real-world experience in computer repair and multimedia development. In some cases, the students work a… Read More

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

News on scientific research and innovation

Sigma Xi SmartBrief

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

Heart valve research gets $450,000 funding boost from NIH

4/24/2015

  • Worcester Business Journal (Mass.)

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Worcester Polytechnic Institute a $450,000 grant to study heart valve replacements. "If we can better understand the mechanisms of valve tissue developmen… 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

Ala. House approves measure to establish community-college board

4/24/2015

  • Montgomery Advertiser (Ala.) (tiered subscription model)

Members of the Alabama House of Representatives have approved a measure to create a new board of trustees for the state's community colleges. Supporters say the measure will improve the schools' focus… Read More