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March 3, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Round-up: Immigrant students discuss plans for ‘Real Hope,’ companies develop all-digital teaching tools

Immigrant students see ‘Real Hope’ after bill’s passage: Washington’s undocumented students could be able to apply for need-based financial aid as soon as April, when a new website is expected to debut. The State Need Grant funds are available to students at 70 public and private institutions.

Group seeks to double number of U.S. students studying abroad (AP): The Institute of International Education has set a goal of doubling the number of American students who study abroad by 2019. The international group plans to work with colleges and universities to recruit more low-income students and others who are underrepresented in current study abroad numbers.

Companies ramp up all-digital classroom products (The New York Times): Several well-known tech companies are preparing to debut new, all-digital curriculum tools, including a digital English language arts curriculum for middle school from Amplify, a company that’s part of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. Meanwhile, well-known book publishers like Scholastic Inc. and McGraw Hill are signing partnerships with tech companies to develop more digital products.

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