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Google Assistant and Edwin Want To Be Your Next English Tutor

Google Assistant can remind users about appointments, turn off TVs, and help drivers manage tasks from behind the wheel. But the tech giant has plans to go further than that for its virtual assistant. Part of that next move? English tutoring.

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Study: Why Some Children’s Apps Might Not Be as Safe as You Think

To paraphrase The Bard, what’s in a certification? According to the authors of a study on the privacy protections in children’s apps, perhaps not much.

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Chinese Tutoring Startup VIPKID Could Be On Its Way To A $500 Million Raise

As teacher walkouts continue across the U.S. over low salaries, one edtech startup, VIPKID, is trying to get teachers to supplement their income by virtually tutoring students in China.

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Amazon’s Recent Account Closures Have Affected College Students Too

When college student Brookeline Gottschalk tried to login into her Amazon account on March 30, she got a message that her email wasn’t recognized. She kept trying, but to no avail. When she called Amazon, a representative told her it appeared she had closed her account. That posed a particular problem for her since she needed her account to access an audiobook for a history class.

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Google and Udacity Offering 5,000 Scholarships for Nanodegree Programs

Google and Udacity are partnering to offer 5,000 scholarships for Udacity’s Nanodegrees in Android or mobile web development, according to Peter Lubbers, a senior program manager and the head of Google Developer Training. He says the program was designed to give people the skills they need to get a job as a mobile web or Android developer.

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What’s Next for Pearson? (Not Buying Your Education Startup.)

It’s hard not to pick on Goliath when things unravel. For Pearson, the world’s largest education company, some of its recent tumult in past years have been self-imposed, even deliberate, under the helm of John Fallon. Since taking the reins as CEO in 2013, he has aggressively shed assets considered tangential to the publisher’s digital transformation strategy.

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ABCmouse Creator, Age of Learning Taps Tencent to Lead Its Expansion in China

The mouse that guides children through ABCmouse, an educational app, is getting help from China’s most recognizable penguin to break into one of the world’s biggest market for English language learning.

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Still in the Thick of K-12? Amazon Partners With Edhesive to Bring CS Education to Schools

Despite fits and starts, Amazon is marching forth with its K-12 education efforts. On Monday, just days after the company quietly said it would be shutting down TenMarks’ online math and writing tools, it announced a partnership with Edhesive, a company that offers computer science curriculum to schools.

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Amazon Will Shut Down TenMarks and Its Digital Math and Writing Tools

Amazon will be sunsetting TenMarks and its online instructional tools, which were once at the forefront of the company’s K-12 digital education strategy.A big exclamation mark greets visitors to TenMarks’ homepage, next to the words “We’re winding down.” The message reads: “TenMarks will no longer be available after the 2018-2019 school year. Licenses for TenMarks Math and Writing will be honored through June 20, 2019.”

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Apple’s Strongest Case to Reclaim the Education Market Is Not the New iPad

“Welcome to your first day of school!” That was how bubbly Apple employees, decked out in the green-and-yellow outfits that matched the colors of Lane Tech College Prep in Chicago, welcomed arrivals to the company’s highly-anticipated education event this morning.Attendees were given a schedule of “classes” and directed to the cafeteria for orientation. Among the 1,000 present were former vice president Al Gore, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 300 educators from around the world.

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