We have been following the progress of SimCity Edu closely, mainly because we want to find out the difference between that version and SimCity itself. It seems to ready for piloting this summer! And they are seeking teachers in summer schools to help with this.
GlassLab is currently seeking enthusiastic teachers to facilitate youth playtesters and provide feedback on its forthcoming SimCityEDU game. Students will be working with a prototype of the game intended to teach lessons around human impact, pollution, and resource management. The prototype comes with Common Core-aligned ELA activities, and teaches students complex problem solving skills.
For more information click here: http://www.instituteofplay.org/2013/05/seeking-teachers-to-pilot-the-simcityedu-game-this-summer/