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AI Market to Grow 47.5% Over Next Four Years

The artificial intelligence (AI) market in the United States education sector is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 47.5 percent during the period 2017-2021, according to a new report by market research firm Research and Markets.

Open Up Resources, EL Education to Launch Free K–5 ELA Curriculum

The full-course curriculum, authored by experts in ELA, comes with student and teacher materials; a reading list; a curriculum map; family resources and more. All materials will be openly licensed and free to download later this summer. The curriculum offers supports for English language learners and students with disabilities.

Twitter Attack Follows Reporters Comment About High School Basketball Fans

A New Hampshire school district superintendent has apologized after dozens of students deluged a sports reporter with vulgar and inappropriate tweets after he questioned their cheering skills at a high school basketball game.

Charter Communications Joins with Harlem Fund to Open Spectrum Learning Lab

Charter Communications has joined with the Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HAEF) to open a Spectrum Learning Lab at HEAF’s main program site, located at 2090 Seventh Ave. in Manhattan.

Raspberry Pi Robotics Competition Coming to Philadelphia

A Raspberry Pi robotics competition is coming to the United States for the first time. Students in grades 6 through 12 will have the opportunity to put their robots to the test in the first-ever "Pi Wars USA," taking place at a Pennsylvania school in early June.

Adaptive OER Series Teaches Science Through Space Exploration

Arizona State University has created a free series of digital lessons, simulations and virtual field trips on space exploration.

Measured Progress Releases eMPower Assessments

Measured Progress has launched eMPower Assessments to K–12 districts nationwide. This new suite of assessments measures student growth for grades 3 through 8 and connects to the SAT Suite of Assessments.

Apple Unveils $329 iPad With Improved Display and Performance

This week, Apple released a slew of product updates that included a more affordable iPad device with an enhanced display.

Future Ready Schools to Host 8 Learning Institutes

Beginning this summer, FRS will host eight learning institutes that offer personal professional development opportunities for district leaders, IT directors, principals, teachers, instructional coaches, librarians and media specialists planning to implement personalized learning strategies for their students.

NERD Undertakes Cataloging of 10,000 Ed Researchers

The National Education Researcher Database, or NERD, as it's known, is a joint project undertaken by the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education and Jefferson Education Accelerator. The goal: to spark collaboration among those researchers, school people and education technology entrepreneurs.

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