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Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week

Every Friday, I’ll bring you a recap of some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

I can’t fit all of this week’s news stories here, though, so feel free to visit and read up on other news you may have missed.

In this week’s news:

Dept. of Ed launches makerspace design challenge with $200,000 in prizes
A new Department of Education-sponsored challenge is letting high school students design the makerspace of their dreams — with $200,000 going to as many as 10 winning schools to help turn their plans into reality.

Ohio shutting down its clearinghouse for online lessons
Since 2007, an online clearinghouse has helped Ohio educators choose well-designed online lessons from a vast marketplace of products and has made them available free. Next school year, however, schools will be on their own because the state’s Distance Learning Clearinghouse is going away.

Texas moves to augment classroom internet
In a bid to boost classroom connectivity, the state of Texas has partnered with the nonprofit EducationSuperHighway to upgrade internet access in public school classrooms across the state.

Virtual reality helps students build career skills
Immersive virtual reality solution uses a 3D approach to highlight STEAM lessons for students.

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