Technology for Special Needs Students

Rosetta Stone Classroom Edition Expands to Levels 4 and 5

Rosetta Stone is expanding its language learning software for schools, Rosetta Stone Classroom edition, with the addition of Levels 4 and 5.

Partnership Will Make More Books Accessible to Readers with Print Disabilities

Hachette Book Group has partnered with Bookshare to make more than 1,700 titles newly available in Braille, large type, and synthetic speech formats for readers with print disabilities.

New Online Software Package Aims To Help Educate Students with Autism

With a rate of a new diagnosis every 21 minutes, autism is the fast growing developmental disorder in the United States. Virtual Expert Clinics has launched AutismPro, a customizable package of tools, content, and programming designed to help educators and administrators improve the learning experiences for students with autism through the effective use of technology.

North Carolina District Credits Technology for Reading Improvements

Anson County School District, a rural district in North Carolina, has been recognized by Scientific Learning Corp. as a national reference site for the strides the district's struggling student readers have made with SLC's Fast ForWord educational software products. The software aims to help students with learning disabilities to process information more efficiently.

Utah DOE Adopts AutoSkill’s 'Academy' Learning Tools

The Utah Department of Education has approved AutoSkill International’s Academy of Reading and Academy of Math learning aid programs to help at-risk students improve proficiency in the subjects.

Atomic Expands ATC with New Training Tutorials

Atomic Learning, a provider of online technology training and support, has expanded The Assistive Technology Collection, a suite of tutorials to help train users in a number of widely-used educational software applications and devices.

Mississippi District Turns to Technology To Help Struggling Readers

When administrators and educators at the Lamar County School District in Mississippi realized that the number of struggling readers was increasing as the volume of resources available to teach reading at the secondary level were decreasing, they knew it was time to take action. They also knew that a technology-based solution just might be the most efficient, effective way to improve the situation.

Report: Late Graduation Pays Off

Although on-time graduation is the most desirable outcome for high school students, late graduation is significantly, quantifiably better than no graduation at all, according to a new study released this week by the Center for Public Education. The report found that "the extra work late graduates and their schools put in toward earning a high school diploma pays off in every aspect of life."

Successful Reader Brings Audiobooks to Reading Intervention

Renaissance Learning has launched a new reading intervention, one that takes a "book club" approach to reading participation. The new system, Successful Reader, incorporates audiobooks from and includes guided independent reading practice, various guides, and interactive online content.

New York City Schools Signs 5-Year Special Ed Contract

New York City Schools has signed a five-year, $54.9 million contract with government services provider Maximus. Under the agreement, Maximus will provide the district its TIENET special education case management system, allowing teachers to prepare Individual Education Programs (IEPs) online.

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