PowerZ is a video game focused on education founded by Shadow founder

Meet PowerZ, a new French startup founded by Emmanuel Freund, the founder of popular cloud gaming service Shadow, as well as former Shadow employees. The company wants to develop a video game that is as engaging as Fortnite, but with a focus on education. It is both an edtech startup and a video game studio.

PowerZ has raised a $3.5 million (€3 million) seed round from Educapital, Hachette Livre and various business angels, such as Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet, Michaël Benabou and Octave Klaba.

After turning Shadow into one of the most valuable French startups, Freund stepped back and took some time to think about his second act. He spent some time with his two children aged 5 and 8 years old.

“I realized that code-learning tools for children are very lacking. So I turned to math because you don’t need any support material. There are 40,000 apps but they all look

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Letter: School Board Member: Let’s stop the blame game and get on with education

It has been very rough going for Miami-Dade County Schools district — which, of course, affects the entire community — for the past three weeks.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho and our workforce’s leadership inured us of glad tidings for years — until the past three weeks, when our entire community suffered the 2020-2021 school year’s virtual opening using the K-12 My School Online platform.

Besides the fiasco, fatigue, and frustration this experience brought our students, parents, teachers, and administrators, things were not made better by some voices clamoring the message: heads must roll!

In fact, the enemy of the launch was time — not good people working hard with good intentions.

Complex, computer-related functions under a compressed schedule caused users much suffering.

The CEO of K-12 My School Online, Nate Davis, took responsibility for the system’s malfunction. He said K-12 failed Superintendent Carvalho and his administrators.

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Curious About Game Development? Learn How to Make Unity Games with This Online Course

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Unity is one of the most popular video game engines developers use to create the games you love, from the visually striking and challenging Cuphead to the enchanting Ori and the Blind Forest. As someone who’s enjoyed plenty of games throughout your life, you’ve most likely thought about building a video game of your own. If you’re curious about video game development, now’s a great time to learn the fundamentals, especially when it’s through the lens of this industry-standard game engine.

Unity Game Development Academy: Make 2D & 3D Games walks you through how to create games with 30 hours of instructional video content on Unity. You can pick up this online course on sale today for $19, which is 89% off its regular price tag of $189.

This comprehensive course walks you through how to build 2D and 3D games in Unity. Following a

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