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Aceable Secures $4 Million to Expand Driver’s Ed App

Aceable, an app that teaches teens driving skills, has secured an additional $4 million to expand its presence in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nevada and Indiana.

Epson Launches iProjection App for Chromebooks

Epson today has released its iProjection App for Chromebooks, enabling students and teachers to wirelessly display content from Chromebooks onto Epson Brightlink interactive projectors and most PowerLite projectors.

States Strengthen Safeguards to Protect Student Data

A new, summative analysis from the Data Quality Campaign found that student data privacy legislation in 2016 so far has focused on third-party service providers and improving safeguards for how states and districts manage student data.

Online Platform Offers Interactive STEM ‘Experiences’

The National Science and Technology Medals Foundation launched an online platform offering three engaging “experiences,” or activities, that highlight the work of American scientists and technologists.

California District to Save $1.6 Million with Energy Storage

San Diego's Poway Unified School District has installed 6.3 megawatt hours of energy storage in a move that will save it an estimated $1.6 million over the decade-long life of the contract.

ExoTrex Aims to Promote STEM Equity via Gaming

Dig-It! Games has launched episode one of its new game ExoTrex, the first in a planned series of three episodes that aim to educate and motivate students through scientific space adventures.

Flipped Initiative Launches First Certification Track

A new organization dedicated to improving the practices of the flipped classroom has introduced a certification program intended to give teachers and administrators a foundational understanding.

Report Builds Case for Failure in Teacher PD

Districts tend to spend an average of $18,000 per teacher each year on professional development, and up to 10 percent of the school year — as many as 19 school days per year. According to a new report from MDR EdNET Insight, which performs and reports on education research, that adds up to an $18 billion PD market.

PBS Kids Launches Child-Friendly Election Website

PBS Kids has launched a kid-friendly website, PBS Kids You Choose, for ages 6-8 that provides children with relevant, nonpartisan information through interactive exploration and video.

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