Technology for Special Needs Students

Georgia Approves Fast ForWord, Reading Assistant for K-8 Instruction

The Georgia Department of Education has recently approved Scientific Learning's Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant family of programs for use in K-8 Language Arts and Reading instruction.

Adobe Foundation To Launch Technology Programs for Students, Teachers

The Adobe Foundation is expanding its Adobe Youth Voices program into new areas in 2009. These include new initiatives to train teachers and students on the use of technologies, as well as a partnership with the Ad Council to collaborate on a dropout prevention campaign called "Boost."

Online Resource Targets FCAT Writing Improvement

Educational technology developer LearningExpress is launching a new program tailored specifically for the writing portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). The FCAT eFolio program is an online tool designed to help improve student writing and prepare for the FCAT Writing+ exam.

K-12 Intervention System Moves into the Home

Gemm Learning is taking its K-12 learning intervention program into students' homes with the launch of its Gemm-at-Home learning package.

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.

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