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Nonprofit Receives Funding to Bring Personalized Learning to 40 Bay Area Schools

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has awarded PowerMyLearning, a San Francisco education nonprofit, a four-year grant to expand its personalized learning and family support initiatives in Bay Area public schools in underserved communities.

Smarter Balanced Assessments to Offer Lexile, Quantile Measures

MetaMetrics is partnering with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium to link the Lexile Framework for Reading and the Quantile Framework for Mathematics to the Smarter Balanced online assessment system.

El Paso School District Receives $8 Million to Provide Students with Tech Tools, STEM Education

Five middle schools in the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) have joined the Verizon Innovative Learning Initiative and are receiving a grant of $8 million — $1.6 million each — to provide all students and teachers with access to technology tools, service, STEM education programs and training over a two-year period.

Microsoft, Code.org Use Minecraft to Teach Coding

Microsoft and Code.org have come together to debut Minecraft Designer, a free tutorial for students aged 6 and up that uses the Minecraft environment to teach coding.

AT&T Gives $25,000 to MDBio Foundation to Boost STEM Education in Maryland

AT&T is contributing $25,000 to the Maryland-based MdBio Foundation to boost science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the Old Line State.

English on the Go Debuts Chat Bot for English Language Learners

English on the Go has launched LingoBot, a new tool designed to help English language learners practice speaking English.

Shmoop Gains College Board Approval for Select Online AP Courses

Digital publisher Shmoop has received approval from the College Board for some of its online Advanced Placement courses.

California Schools Aim to Meet Science Standards with Digital Curriculum

Some schools in California are turning to a private partner to provide digital STEM curriculum designed to meet the California Next Generation Science Standards.

K-8 Schools Invited to Apply for E-Books Access

The 200-book "K-5 Quickstart Collection," which is normally priced at $499 per year per building, is being made available for free to up to 1,000 schools through a donation program.

Sowash’s ‘The Chromebook Classroom’: An Excellent Resource for K–12 Teachers!

The Chromebooks are coming! The Chromebooks are coming! So, what is a K-12 teacher supposed to do with those Chromebooks? In this week’s blog post we review “The Chromebook Classroom”a recently published book by John Sowash. Our opinion? Sowash has hit a homerun!

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