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At the beginning of the year, Minecraft announced an Education Edition of its game. Since then, the company says it has been working on the game's features, while partnering with educators and learners for feedback. Now the Education Edition is entering a beta program of sorts, with a reported 100 schools in more than 30 countries worldwide receiving the game in May. Thereafter, in June, educators will be able to to download the game for free to test out and trial, providing feedback to Minecraft. 

According to Engadget, the purpose of this program, will afford educators in the US time of their Summer holidays to not only test out the Education Edition, but also build learning plas around the game itself. 

The early release versions of Minecraft: Education Edition will work on the latest versions of Windows 10 for PC users and OS X El Capitan for those touting Macs. Interested educators can sign up with Minecraft to stay in the loop as far as early access goes. 

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