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New iPad app from Scientific Learning Corp. addresses reading

Scientific Learning Corp.'s Fast ForWord program will be available on the iPad this fall. The program addresses foundational language and literacy skills and memory, attention, processing and sequencing skill development.

College and career readiness system released by WIN Learning

WIN Career Readiness System, a new digital teaching and learning solution for college and career readiness preparation from WIN Learning, includes a single sign-on portal for instant access to the program's four components as well as embedded assessments powered by Kuder.

New science learning app launched by PASCO scientific

PASCO scientific released SPARKvue, a science learning application that combines content, data collection, visualization, analysis and assessment. With the new version, students and teachers can share data and collaborate on lab activities in real time.

Connected Bus solution offered by AT&T and Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

AT&T and Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise have teamed up to make the school bus a classroom on wheels. Connected Bus supports various technology-in-education initiatives in the U.S. by using wireless technology, AT&T's 4G LTE network and devices to increase students' access to information, instruction and teachers.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt unveils digital instruction app

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt unveiled HMH Player, a new app that enables offline access to content, allows teachers and students to collaborate in real time, and offers customization tools.

MindShine Technologies debuts new student risk assessment system

Using MindShine Technologies' new Student Risk Assessment System in conjunction with their existing student information system, districts can collect data to create a risk factor index for each student to determine the probability that a student will drop out, and to determine if school actions are making a difference.

LearnZillion Premium helps teachers implement Common Core

LearnZillion introduced LearnZillion Premium, an alternative to traditional curriculum and professional development. LearnZillion Premium provides math teachers with complete curricular resources and a modular close reading/writing program for English language arts, social studies and science teachers.

Samsung announces enhanced version of Samsung School

Samsung Electronics America has incorporated major updates to Samsung School, its fully integrated one-to-one learning solution. Designed to be more intuitive and participatory, the latest version will be compatible with the new Galaxy Tab 4 Education.

Oregon charter financing group offers $500 million for school expansion

Portland-based Charter School Capital has co-developed a $500 million program designed to aid charter schools in financing facilities projects. The local group is teaming up with American Infrastructure MLP Funds to create American Education Properties LLC.

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Filament Games leads game-based curriculum with science series

Filament Learning, a division of Filament Games, debuted its first complete collection of game-based curriculum, PLEx (play, learn, experiment) Science series. The games provide interactive labs and exercises that allow students to explore complex science subjects.