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Federal Grants Support Local Approaches to School Safety

The U.S. Department of Education is now accepting applications for three fiscal-year 2019 grant competitions that support "locally-tailored" approaches to school safety.

Google Launches Comprehensive CS Resources for Educators

Google today launched Code with Google, a new compilation of resources for K-12 educators for exploring computer science in the classroom.

Christa McAuliffe's 'Lost' STEM Lessons Updated, Made Available Free

Topics include effervescence, chromatography, liquids in microgravity, and Newton's law. The six scripted experiments include explanatory videos, standards alignment, a materials list, set up information and step-by-step instructions for teachers to use in the classroom, to prepare their students for the live lessons from space that Christa McAuliffe had planned to teach.

Adobe Spark Adds Collaboration for Education Users

Adobe has updated Spark, its suite of tools for helping users create visual content.

LeapFrog Introduces Smart Building Blocks

LeapFrog is entering the construction toy market with an interactive set of blocks called LeapBuilders.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of July 8, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Digital Literacy Platform Adds Reading Level Assessments

Age of Learning is making enhancements to its digital library and literacy platform ReadingIQ to help provide students with books that match their reading level capabilities.

Age of Learning Adds Disney Titles to ReadingIQ

The Age of Learning's ReadingIQ is getting an infusion of new reading materials from Disney Publishing Worldwide.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of July 1, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

New Grant Program Offers Free Robotics Gear for Schools

UBTECH Education is looking to expose more students to robotics and engineering through a new competitive grant program targeted toward school districts.

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