Technology for Special Needs Students


K12 and California Virtual Academies Settle with State

A Virginia-based for-profit company that operates online charter schools in California has reached a $168.5 million settlement with the state’s attorney general's office over allegations that it manipulated attendance records, engaged in false advertising and overstated the academic progress of students.

Microsoft Awards $3.4 Million Technology Grant to New England Center for Children

Microsoft has donated $3.4 million in software and services to the New England Center for Children (NECC), an institute that provides education and research for children with autism.

Game Therapy Helps Children with Sensory Problems

A recent study found that game-based therapy helps children with sensory integration dysfunction (SID) improve their body-kinesthetic skills across the board.

PowerSchool Acquires Tienet Special Ed Case Management Solution

Ed tech provider PowerSchool has acquired Tienet from Maximus. Tienet is a web-based case management system for special education.

5 Ways Teachers Are Opening Up the World to Special Education Through Technology

Teachers who work with special needs students are finding that technology can not only broaden their students' experiences but engage them in learning, help them retain information, improve their socialization and boost their self-esteem.

PresenceLearning Redesigns and Re-releases Lightyear Tool

PresenceLearning, a provider of live, online therapy services, has released Lightyear, a newly re-designed therapy program that offers high fidelity and live health sessions while reportedly putting less demand on school network bandwidth. The program is designed so that more schools — particularly schools in areas with limited access to high-speed Internet — can gain access to PresenceLearning’s extensive network of clinicians to assist students with special needs.

Districts in Illinois and Wisconsin Deploy Lexia Reading Core5

The program is designed to provide a personalized learning path for each student, including scaffolding and explicit instruction that supports students if they struggle.

PresenceLearning Launches Online Special Education Service

PresenceLearning can connect schools and districts with fully credentialed special education teachers who are located remotely and can deliver instruction to students with mild, moderate and severe needs.

South Carolina Adopts Data Management System for Special Education Data

The South Carolina Department of Education has implemented a special education data management system in an effort to reduce the time and cost associated with the process of collecting and reporting on special education data.

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