Technology for Special Needs Students

Alaska District Adopts Online Language Arts Program

Anchorage School District in Alaska has brought the MY Access! language arts program from Vantage Learning into its curriculum for the 2008-2009 school year. The district has deployed the online solution for use with about 6,500 students and supplied training for teachers who are using the system.

Hawaii Schools Expand EdisonLearning Partnerships

EdisonLearning has announced an expanded partnership with Hawaii schools, nearly tripling the total number of schools served throughout the state.

Miami-Dade Adopts Web-based High School Reading Intervention

Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Florida is implementing a new online reading intervention program for its high school students. The district, the fourth-largest in the United States, has signed on with Glencoe/McGraw-Hill to deploy the company's Jamestown Reading Navigator.

Curriki Partners with Somatic for eTouchBook Suite

Curriki and Somatic Digital have confirmed a distribution partnership that will make educational materials hosted on the Curriki platform available with Somatic Digital's eTouchBook Suite.

4 Texas Districts Implement Encore Special Ed Software

Four school districts in Texas are adopting special education management software called Encore from Spectrum K12 School Solutions, according to information released this week by the company.

Utah Signs On for Technology-Based K-5 Reading Programs

The Utah State Board of Education has signed a five-year contract with Scientific Learning to deploy that company's Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant lines of technology-assisted reading programs.

Atomic Debuts Training Modules for Assistive Technologies

Atomic Learning has launched a new series of online training materials for a range of assistive technologies used in education used by special ed instructors, parents, and other stakeholders.

Alaska District Takes Independent Study Online

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District in Alaska is replacing its traditional independent study program with an online program offering more than 90 courses free to students enrolled in the district. Dubbed "Building Educational Success Together" (BEST), the program is aimed at advanced students, homeschooled students, students in need of credit recovery, and others who choose to learn in a non-traditional environment.

Vantage Upgrades MY Access! School Edition

Vantage Learning has released an upgraded version of MY Access! School Edition, an online writing program. The new version now aligns with curriculum standards for all 50 states and includes new usability and functionality enhancements.

Teachers & Technology: June Weston

It's one thing--a difficult thing, at that--to teach a class of high school students one particular subject. But what about teaching a class of special education students a variety of subjects at a variety of teaching levels? That was the responsibility of June Weston, and she accomplished it with good software and exceptional pedagogy.

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