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Dremel Debuts 3D Printer for Classroom Use

The Dremel 3D Idea Builder is marketed to the education community with curriculum options and model kits.

Income Disparity Drag on Diversity in Elite Institutions

Schools may want to examine whether race- and ethnicity-based admissions preference policies should give way to "poverty preference." If they did, the outcome could be as much or more diversity than is currently being achieved. That's the message from a new report by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation that examines high-achieving, low-income student representation within "selective" institutions.''

Mississippi District Named National Reference Site for Use of Blended Learning Tools

The Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District has been named a National Reference Site by Scientific Learning for its use of the company's Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant blended learning programs.

IQ Onsite Debuts Communication App

IQ Onsite, a company that provides mobile tools for constituent relationship management, has launched Campus Ping, a communication tool for educational institutions, with two new pilot programs.

Computer Builder Customizes PCs for Virtual Reality Program

zSpace will partner with a PC customizer to produce computers that can handle the demands of virtual reality.

Bonsai Lab Debuts 3D Printer with Voice Navigation

Bonsai Lab has launched a new 3D printer, the FabPod, featuring voice navigation and designed for use in STEM education.

Minnesota District Picks New, Cheaper SIS

A school district south of Minnesota's Twin Cities will save $33,000 a year with a new student information system.

Newest Version of MOOC on Blended Learning Opens in February

The University of Central Florida and Educause will partner in the fourth version of a massive open online course on blended learning.

PBL Global and MassiveU Offer Online Project Based Learning PD Course

Thom Markham, CEO of PBL Global and author of the book, "Project Based Learning — Expert Tools for Innovation and Inquiry for K-12 Educators," has launched a new online professional development course, "Introduction to Project-Based Learning," on the MassiveU education technology platform.

SchoolMessenger Passport Adds Enhanced Catalog Feature

SchoolMessenger, a school community engagement platform, has added an enhanced catalog feature to its single sign-on product, Passport.

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