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New Digital Tool Helps Teachers Locate STEAM-Related Materials

The NGSS Explorer is designed to help educators locate materials aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.

Merit Launches Free High School Accounts To Highlight College Success of Former Students

Merit, a company that provides a platform designed to showcase connections between high school, college and career, has launched free accounts for high schools in the United States.

NASA Awards $10 Million Grant to Develop Digital Science Courseware

Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration will receive the $10.18-million grant to build the next generation’s digital learning experiences.

Oculus Rift VR Sets Begin Shipping

Rift has arrived. Oculus announced in a blog that it had begun shipping its virtual reality (VR) headset first to those who invested in its idea through Kickstarter. Next, pre-ordered Rifts will ship out, starting "mid-week."

Oakland Schools Technical Campus Wins 3D Printer

Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast in Pontiac, MI has been awarded an Afinia H800 3D printer to help promote student interest in the manufacturing industry and manufacturing careers.

Rochester Institute of Tech Holds STEM Camps for Students with Hearing Disabilities

The Rochester Institute of Technology will host week-long summer camps focused on science, technology, engineering and math for students entering grades 7-9.

ACT, CollegeWeekLive Partner To Put Students in Touch with Admissions Officers

ACT and CollegeWeekLive have partnered to integrate the latter's chat application directly with ACT Profile to allow students to chat with college admissions representatives while researching schools.

eThink Integrates Moodle with CampusAnyware SIS

eThink Education, a provider of technology management services for the open source Moodle learning management system, has integrated its eThink Moodle product with the EDC Technology's CampusAnyware student information system.

Monroe College To Host Tech Challenge To Boost Student Interest in IT

New York's Monroe College will host the Tech Challenge for area high school students next month in an effort to encourage young people who are underrepresented in IT fields to consider careers in technology.

Texas Extends Use of Adaptive Math Program

The Texas Education Agency has extended an agreement with a software provider to make a digital math resource available to all public and open-enrollment charter school students across the state through December of 2017.

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