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Partner Spotlight: PowerSchool puts actionable insights into the hands of schools and districts, leading to teaching and learning gains

At this year’s ISTE conference in Philadelphia, we proudly featured several of our partners in the Microsoft Education booth. These are organizations that share our mission of working to empower every student on the planet to achieve more. Throughout the summer and into the fall, we’ll be highlighting some of those collaborations here. Education application and data... Read more

Microsoft Education & Open Up Resources partner to launch top-rated English Language Arts curriculum

Microsoft Education & Open Up Resources partner to launch top rated English Language Arts curriculum Today we’re announcing the general availability of the Open Up Resources ELA curriculum and Microsoft Education free offering. Open Up Resources is an education nonprofit that creates high-quality, standards-aligned curriculum, and provides it... Read more

Attention IT administrators: Announcing Office 365 ProPlus Device-based Subscription for Education!

Office 365 ProPlus enables schools to accelerate learning and inspire all students to create their best work. Connected to the cloud, students and teachers can work together in the same document at the same time, autosave, and easily share their work. A world where every student has a device would make deploying and managing your school’s Office 365 ProPlus and devices... Read more

Back to School Update Now Available for All Users

We are excited to bring you the Back to School Update for Minecraft: Education Edition, now available for all users. The update was first announced at ISTE, and over the past month we ran a beta program to collect feedback from thousands of educators across our global community. This new set of features further supports student-centered learning and improves the in-game... Read more

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Learning to love language and technology: Immersive Reader and Presentation Translator

Learning to speak, listen, read and write in a second language is a daunting task for anyone. My role as the Digital Literacy Coordinator at Briya Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., allows me to investigate new technologies that can help our adult students reach their goals of English proficiency. As a program for immigrant families in the United States, we also... Read more