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Oregon Ed Service District Adopts Financial, Personnel Management Tools for 33 Districts

Oregon's South Coast Education Service District has selected new tools for financial and personnel management.

Video Response App Updated with More Teacher Control

A company that flips the flipped model has updated its software. Flipgrid, created by a professor at the University of Minnesota and produced by Minneapolis-based Vidku, allows instructors to set up queries for students who respond by posting videos they've made of themselves.

Louisiana Department of Education Looks for Alternative to Textbooks

The department is working with XanEdu to create customized and cost-effective unit readers for students.

Texas Instruments Commits $5.4 Million to ‘Power’ STEM

Educators and nonprofits in Texas, California and Maine will use TI’s Power of STEM Education grants to provide professional development opportunities and introduce STEM programs.

MOREnet and Gaggle Partner to Protect Missouri Students Online

An extended agreement between MOREnet and Gaggle provides K­–12 schools with a consortium discount on Gaggle’s student safety solution.

Stanford's youcubed Offers Free K–12 Math Lessons

Stanford University’s youcubed math center has released a series of free K–12 math lessons in time for the resumption of school.

Stony Brook U Project Aims to Extend Virtual Science Labs with Gaming Controls

Virtual labs have done a decent job of introducing students to scientific work and allowing them to simulate experiments in the absence of a physical lab. However, a faculty member at Stony Brook University said she believes virtual labs could do more, and she intends to apply gamification to find out whether its use could expand how science is practiced online.

Teachers and Boeing Engineers Create NGSS-Aligned Lessons for Grades 4-8

Airplane maker Boeing has teamed up with online community Teaching Channel to create and distribute 10 science and innovation curriculum modules that meet Next Generation Science Standards.

Tutor the People Launches Tutor Marketplace

Tutor the People has launched a new web application, Tutor App, designed to connect students with tutors.

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