Two big announcements from the Department of Education 1) A new open-source site for “existing educational portals and online systems to publish, consume and share important information about learning resources with each other and the public” — meaning parents and teachers. 2) The DOE is handing over control of its TEACH campaign—including website—to Microsoft. Read more on Edweek.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has had ed-tech in his crosshairs this week, joining White House Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra to launch one long-awaited digital initiative Monday before handing over another to private partners Microsoft Tuesday.

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