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Microsoft opens ad-free Bing for Schools search engine to all U.S. schools

Microsoft launched the pilot earlier this year in five of the largest U.S. public school districts

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Khan Academy to offer free SAT prep

The tools were co-designed with the authors of the new SAT test, which will go back to a 1,600-point scale.

iPads settle into the classroom

School districts ramp up their rollout of tablets to the classroom to improve learning through interactivity.

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Google may be the last calculator you'll ever need

How many kilograms are in a pound? How many inches in a light year? What's the square root of 268? Google has the answer—here's how to get it.

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Intel launches notebook, tablet for schools

Intel launched a pair of reference designs for schools, loading up a tablet and a clamshell PC design with education-focused software and peripherals.

The White House cares about games, but not for the reasons you think

White House advisor Mark DeLoura talked at Gamesbeat 2013 today about video games, violence, and education. The result? Math Blaster 2014, hopefully.

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Microsoft gives Office to students whose teachers buy it

A new Microsoft program dubbed Student Advantage allows educators to extend their Office subscriptions to students if the educational institution buys it itself, offering massive savings for large universities.

What's behind the iPad hack at Los Angeles high schools?

When 340 high school students figured out how to remove mobile device management software from their iPads, they did more than gain access to social networks and banned websites. They exposed what can go wrong with Apple's approach to supporting companies and schools looking to deploy and manage thousands of iPads.

Universities, IBM join forces to build a brain-like computer

IBM and four universities are planning a research project into cognitive computing, which seeks to build computers that operate in a manner closer to the human mind.

Schools' use of cloud services puts student privacy at risk

SafeGov.org is calling for strict controls on the use of commercial cloud services for email and documents in education, contending that those services compromise student privacy.