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STEMconnector Adds Credly Badges to Day of Design Competition

The Day of Design will ask students in K-12 and higher education to tackle a series of challenges incorporating teamwork and design thinking to cultivate skills necessary for success in STEM fields and is supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Association of Manufacturers.

'Good Jobs' Still Exist; Most Require Post-High School Education

The share of good jobs held by those without a BA has shrunken from 60 percent in 1991 to 45 percent today.

Legends of Learning Doles Out Free Games, Lessons for Aug. 21 Eclipse

Legends of Learning has released a slew of eclipse-related curricula games and resources for teachers and students ahead of the total solar eclipse happening on Aug. 21 across the United States

Microsoft Debuts Budget-Friendly Acer and HP Mixed Reality Headsets

Microsoft finally introduced two mixed reality (MR) branded headsets (in developer editions) this week in the Microsoft Store.

Hobsons Launches Tool to Schedule High School Counselor, College Admissions Visits

RepVisits is now available at no cost to all high school counselors directly within the Hobsons Counselor Community social network. It’s integrated into Hobsons’ Intersect platform that launched last month and the college and career readiness platform Naviance as well.

Report: 90 Percent of Parents Say Their Student Performs at Grade Level, Only 1 in 3 Does

It was the second year in a row that the survey, "Parents 2017: Unleashing their Power and Potential," found that nearly all parents who responded said their children were performing at or above grade level.

Microsoft Offering Students Flexible Leasing for Surface Devices, Deals on Windows 10 PCs

Surface machines, which double as tablets or laptops, are available to students at a 10 percent discount through a new 24-month payment plan.

Colorado’s Online Professional Learning Platform Integrates Video Coaching

COpilot now offers video-powered PD through Edthena. Educators can use the platform to upload videos of their classroom instruction and then share those videos with coaches who can give timestamped comments categorized as questions, suggestions, strengths and notes.

Certica Unveils Operational Data Store for Schools

Certica Solutions has launched a new operational data store for schools, Data Connect, in an effort to support data integration and application interoperability.

LightSail Version 4.3 Boosts Personalization Features in Reading App

LightSail Education has launched version 4.3 of its K–12 adaptive reading app with new features that open up more personalization options to teachers and students.

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