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AAG: Unveils New Disciplinary Data Dashboard

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The American Association of Geographers (AAG) have launched a dashboard to provide members access to data on geography and geographers. These data can be used to help support applications to establish new degree programs, or encourage students to major in geography and provide insight into the status of geography literacy and national trends in higher education.

AAG: Still Seeking Support for GIS&T AP Course

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The American Association of Geographers is still seeking letters of attestation for a new Advanced Placement course in Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIS&T) from high schools and colleges/universities. They currently have 78/100 letters from colleges/universities and 73/250 from high schools. Please direct this information to all interested parties on AAG's behalf. 

NAGT-AGI Webinar: Introducing Teachers to the Next Generation Science Standards

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers and the American Geosciences Institute's Center for Geoscience and Society are hosting a webinar on October 13th, 2016 on Introducing Teachers to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The webinar will be presented by the Chair of the NGSS Earth and Space Science Writing Team, Dr. Michael Wysession from the Washington University at St. Louis. 

AAG: New AP Course Proposed; New Section Editor Sought

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The American Association of Geographers has proposed a new Advanced Placement course in Geographic Information Science and Technology (AP GIS&T) which has been designed to "introduce high school students to the fundamentals of geographic information science and applications of powerful geospatial technologies for spatial analysis and problem solving." Currently 250 attestations from high schools, and 100 colleges and universities are needed to make this a reality. 

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