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EdTech company creates technology to help schools

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One out of three U.S. students leave the third grade not knowing how to read, with the number ballooning to half of all students in high poverty communities, according to our National Report Card, the NAEP 2013. 

Students who can't read will struggle throughout their education and are at a higher risk of dropping out, going to prison, and working low-wage jobs.

Compounding the issue is the amount of pressure teachers are under from districts, politicians and parents to teach children to read. According to research, they are not given the tools to accomplish that goal.

Learning Ovations, an education technology company, offers research-based software and professional development that helps children learn to read by using the resources and curriculum already available in the classroom.

Their research has uncovered four types of learning in a classroom, giving teachers a better understanding of how to individualize instruction based on the type and duration of learning.

Professional development and algorithm-based software helps teachers track student needs, develop individualized lesson plans and monitor progress. Research has shown 94% of students learn how to read by the end of third grade in Learning Ovations classrooms.

Learning Ovations is built on a foundation of eight years of rigorous research funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Education to bring these results and technology to schools across the country. Rolling out this technology to all schools takes time, however, and the need to affect change is desperately needed. By using mobile technology, the company can expedite this process and offer teachers this groundbreaking technology and research as early as the 2014/2015 school year.

Learning Ovations is launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary capital. Supporters can become a part of this innovation by sponsoring classrooms, grades or an entire school. Kickstarter participants will receive updates on the literacy progress being made in those classrooms.

See more about their campaign at or to learn more visit

Learning Ovations. Inc. is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and their mission is to bring to schools evidence-based and rigorously tested interventions and instructional practices that are designed to significantly improve students' achievement.

Jay Connor, CEO
Phone: 734-904-1459

Learning Ovations, Inc
6211 E. Keim Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

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