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Charter Communications Joins with Harlem Fund to Open Spectrum Learning Lab

Charter Communications has joined with the Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HAEF) to open a Spectrum Learning Lab at HEAF’s main program site, located at 2090 Seventh Ave. in Manhattan.

Chinese Robotics Startup Wins Two Awards for Excellence in Product Design

Makeblock, a DIY and STEM education robotics construction company, has received the Red Dot Award 2017 for product design for two products: Airblock, a modular and programmable drone designed for STEM education; and Neuron, a programmable building blocks platform that teaches kids gadget building.

Shmoop Releases Side-by-Side Translations of Shakespeare Online

Every year, legions of K–12 students read through Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets in their English and language arts classes, but do they really understand what they’re reading? One website aims to make sense of the Bard’s poetic yet perplexing lines in modern English for contemporary young readers.

High-Tech Sleep Pods Help New Mexico Students

In New Mexico, two high schools in the Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS) district and two in the Gadsden Independent School District (GISD) are using sleep pods — EnergyPods made by MetroNaps.

NASA, Google Expeditions Celebrate Women in STEM With Virtual Tour

To celebrate International Women’s Day Wednesday and Women’s History Month in March, NASA and Google Expeditions have teamed up to launch a series of virtual experiences that bring students into the careers of seven women working in STEM.

Google Cloud Acquires Kaggle, Releases New Machine Learning Products

Google Cloud has acquired Kaggle, home to the world’s largest community of data scientists and machine learning enthusiasts. Google Cloud is also releasing new machine learning products, including a Video Intelligence API that automatically recognizes objects in videos and makes them searchable and discoverable.

Council for Economic Education Releases New Content for Minecraft Education

The New York-based Council for Economic Education (CEE) has released new content for Minecraft: Education Edition, produced by Mojang and Microsoft.

New Education Think Tank Debuts, Offering Online News and Research

FutureEd, a new education policy think tank, has launched today, offering online news, analysis and research that’s independent, nonpartisan and “solution-oriented.”

Discovery Education Invites Educators to Participate in Free Day of Discovery Tour

Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional development for K–12 classrooms, invites administrators and educators across North America to participate in the Day of Discovery Tour, which kicks off April 29.

Smithsonian and National Art Education Assoc. Partner on Teaching With Digital Resources

The Smithsonian and the National Art Education Association, which represents visual arts educators, have entered a three-year agreement to work collaboratively on educator professional development and to support teacher creation of model curriculum. One of the resources available to educators is the Smithsonian Learning Lab, an online toolkit to find, customize and share digital museum resources.

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