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  • Creative Commons, AEP Team for K-12 Metadata Search Framework

    A new alliance between Creative Commons and the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) seeks to create a metadata framework targeted toward improving Web search results for K-12 learning resources.

  • Microsoft Pledges $15 Million for 'Next-Generation Learning Models'

    Microsoft and a number of other companies pledged financial support for initiatives supporting student achievement and education reform. The pledges were announced as part of a roundtable event held in Washington, DC Monday with President Obama, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and other leaders to promote business support for education initiatives.

  • iMac, Not iPad, Propels Apple to No. 3 Slot

    The education sector helped make Apple the No. 3 computer manufacturer in the United States last quarter. The company jumped two slots from its previous position at No. 5, according to two new reports. And that's not counting sales of iOS devices like the iPad and iPhone.


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