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Competency-Based STEM Teacher Ed Program Gains State Pre-Approval

A new initiative to test out competency-based learning for training middle and high school teachers in science and math has shown enough mastery to gain the "informal" approval of the state where it's located.

Microsoft Collaborates with Booktrack to Make E-Books and Reading Platform More Accessible

Booktrack, a reading technology platform that synchronizes movie-style soundtracks of music and ambient audio — with no spoken words — to e-books and audiobooks, is partnering with Microsoft to get its products in front of more students and teachers than ever before.

Boy Scouts Expands STEM Scouts to 7 New Regions

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is expanding its popular STEM Scouts pilot program to seven new councils this fall.

Arkansas Governor Promotes Coding in School Tour

The governor’s 2016 Coding Tour seeks to encourage high school students to take computer science classes in the upcoming school year.

Key Digital Unveils New Technology to Enhance Video Distribution, Digital Signage

Key Digital, which manufactures technology for HDTV, has introduced three new HDMI switchers that can enhance the use of campus-wide video distribution and digital signage.

Primavera Earns NCAA Approval

Primavera Online High School has won retroactive approval from the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), allowing student athletes who have taken Primavera courses to begin establishing eligibility to play college sports.

Microsoft Updates Office 365 Education

Microsoft has added a couple of new features to its Office 365 Education portfolio of products for students and teachers.

Report: 3D Printing Market to Double by 2020

The 3D printing market will reach $35.4 billion in 2020, according to a new report form International Data Corp.

Virginia Schools Add Threat Alert System

A Virginia school system has implemented a real-time threat alert system that immediately connects staff in the school building to each other and the nearest law enforcement personnel.

PresenceLearning Launches New Fall Webinar Series

PresenceLearning, a provider of telemedicine and tele-health services in education and healthcare, is launching a free, three-part webinar series for special education leaders this fall. The series, “Results Matter — Closing the Achievement Gap,” will kick off Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

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