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Microsoft continues push into classrooms with Bing for Schools

Microsoft is trying to position its Bing browser to be the search engine of choice for schools. 

Its announcement for its new Bing for Schools initiative said the browser will strip away ads and filter out all adult material from search results. It'll also include some short lesson plans that will tie in with the new Common Core standards. 

It's free to schools that choose to adopt it. Microsoft will activate the filters itself within the schools' networks without the need for any additional software. 

Microsoft said the program will start later this year, but didn't set a specific launch date. 

The initiative is part of a larger push Microsoft is making into the education sector. Last week, it announced it'll be offering its Surface RT tablets to educators for discounted prices. 

Which browser do you use in your classroom? Share your experiences in the comments below.

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