Technology for Special Needs Students

Vermont District Moves Autism Resources Online

Rutland City Public Schools (RCPS) of Rutland, VT, is migrating its autism tools and resources online.

FLVS To Add Texthelp Read Aloud Technology to Online Courses

Florida Virtual School, which provides online classes for K-12 students in Florida, will shortly expand deployment of a text-to-speech function it has been testing for its courses.

Online Educational Assessment Program Goes Bilingual

Achiever!, the online educational assessment and instruction tool from Brainchild, is now available in Spanish as well as English, the company announced at FETC 2010, being held this week in Orlando, FL.

Virtual P.E.? NO SWEAT!

Well, not exactly. Students still have to put in the laps, but for those with body-image issues or hefty course loads, taking gym class online is a welcome alternative that educators hope can spur a permanent interest in fitness.

Washington District Turns to Online Learning To Stem Dropouts

East Valley School District of Spokane, WA, has partnered with Aventa Learning to offer a range of online courses aimed both at reducing the number of students who opt to discontinue their high school education and at expanding learning opportunities for all students.

Revenue Services Firm To Provide Claims Management for AZ Special Ed Programs

PracticeMax has contracted with 12 Arizona school districts to provide its Direct Service Claiming (DSC) software. PracticeMax DSC is a Medicaid billing and claims management solution specially designed for special education programs.

Federal Grant Aims To Make Open Content Texts More Accessible

With the help of a $100,000 supplemental grant from the United States Department of Education Office of Special Education (OSEP), Bookshare will begin to make open content textbooks accessible to readers with print disabilities, as well as to those without such disabilities who might nonetheless benefit from the technology.

Publisher Launches ELL Resource Center

In an effort to help English language learners (ELL) conduct academic research and improve their skills in speaking and understanding English, EBSCO Publishing has introduced its English Language Learner Reference Center, an informational database with enhanced technology for text-to-speech functionality.

HumanWare Launches Portable Notetaker for Blind Students

HumanWare has debuted a notetaker designed for students who are blind.

Is American Education Neglecting Gifted Children?

America's 3 million gifted and talented students are getting the shaft in the vast majority of K-12 schools, according to a new report from the National Association for Gifted Children and the Council of State Directors of Programs for the Gifted.

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