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Acer STEAM Lab Makeover Contest Entries Due This Month

The application period for Acer's STEAM Lab Makeover contest is coming to a close in a few weeks. The contest will award a mixed-reality technology package to one school.

Wise to Step Down as Head of Alliance for Excellent Education

Gov. Bob Wise has announced plans to leave his position as CEO of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) in January. All4Ed will be conducting a search for a new CEO in the meantime.

$5,000 STEM Grant Program Opens

The application period for the Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant program is now open. The program will award $2,000 to $5,000 classroom grants to as many as 1,000 schools and parent-teacher organizations.

Google Polishes Education Offerings

In time for back-to-school season, Google has polished its education offerings. Changes include updates to Classroom, Google Docs, its virtual reality offerings and teacher training.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Aug. 6, 2018)

The National Science Foundation's ITEST grant application period ends this week!

GitHub Expands Learning Lab Courses

GitHub has released four new courses on its Learning Lab, an online learning hub intended for people "of all skill levels."

DC's Newest Charter Promises 'Computer Science for All'

The first computer-science-focused middle school will be opening shortly in Washington, D.C. Digital Pioneers Academy is a tuition-free, open-enrollment public charter school that will kick off with an expected 120 students in a sixth-grade cohort.

RealNetworks Promotes Free Use of Facial Recognition in Schools

According to the company, its software can recognize faces at varying degrees and distances from the camera, in myriad poses, that are partially obscured, that have different expressions, that are heavily made up or that are captured in extreme lighting conditions.

Kaltura Intros Simple Personal Video Capture Program

Kaltura Personal Capture lets users record both screen and camera in one click.

Microsoft Ships $399 Surface Go Device for Schools

Microsoft has rolled out its new Surface Go, a $399 version of the popular Surface 2-in-1 device. Schools deploying Surface Go will have the option of running either Windows 10 Home in S mode or Windows 10 Pro.

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