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Amazon Introduces Alexa Education Skill API

The new set of application programming interfaces will give developers the ability to create Alexa skills that can be integrated into their education technology systems and platforms

Partnership Brings Math Program to San Antonio Schools

The Northside Independent School District is joining forces with the MIND Research Institute to equip elementary school students with skills to solve mathematical problems.

Interactive Tool to Compare Academic Achievement Nationwide Debuts

The Educational Opportunity Project at Stanford University is introducing an interactive interface to show schools, districts and counties compare against the national average in three measures of academic performance. The interactive data tool provides the public with information on test scores and learning rates broken down by race, gender and family income rates that can be shared as charts, maps and download PDFs.

National 4-H Council Expands STEM Education Efforts

A $150,000 grant from the U.S. Air Force will enable the National 4-H Council to work with three states to provide free educational materials related to STEM.

PBLWorks Debuts Unit on Hunger and Malnutrition

The new PBL unit will provide teachers with resources to explore hunger and malnutrition issues around the world in their classrooms.

Google Adds Analytics Tool to Track G Suite Usage

Google is introducing a new analytics offering that allows G Suite for Education administrators to get insights into how different Google solutions are being utilized within their organizations.

Free Mixed Reality App Teaches Magnetic Field

Wearing headsets, students can visualize how the magnetic field works in two or three dimensions by manipulating virtual bar magnets with their fingers and watching how compass needles respond to this invisible phenomenon.

Impero Launches App to Enhance Public Safety Communications

The EdAware app gives school staff more flexibility to record and report concerns about student safety.

OpenSciEd Releases OER MS Science Curriculum

OpenSciEd is rolling out one of the first curricula that both aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards and, as an open science education resource, is free.

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