AbleNet Teams Up with Scholastic to Adapt Current Events Magazines for Students in Special Education

AbleNet has joined forces with Scholastic , and will be adapting Scholastic News Grade 2® for elementary students and Scholastic News Grades 5/6® for secondary students in special education.
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Sept. 4, 2012 - PRLog -- ROSEVILLE, Minn. – September 4, 2012 – AbleNet and Scholastic announced today that they will work together to provide weekly nonfiction content adapted for students in special education from two of Scholastic’s most popular publications – Scholastic News Grade 2 and Scholastic News Grades 5/6. The new publications, called Scholastic News AbleNet Editions™ Elementary and Scholastic News AbleNet Editions Secondary, bring current events into the special education classroom every week throughout the school year. Students in special education are able to enjoy the engaging pictures and articles like their peers in conventional education classrooms. The key to the new publications is combining the excellent content from Scholastic News with the experience AbleNet has with writing and publishing for students with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities.

Scholastic News AbleNet Editions Elementary and Secondary magazines deliver high-impact, nonfiction content featuring vivid photography and age-appropriate current news stories, keeping students engaged. Each subscription features weekly print magazines and Teacher’s Guides, as well as online Adapted Feature Articles, Adapted Teacher’s Guides, Vocabulary Skills Sheets, Comprehension Skills Sheets, and Nonfiction Text Skill Sheets. This excellent content is adapted to three levels for students with mild, moderate and severe disabilities. A single one-year subscription also includes access to Scholastic News Interactive™, a comprehensive digital learning tool, which includes online editions, videos, audio vocabulary, text-to-talk audio feature, interactive skills pages, and leveled reading for differentiated instruction. All of this is provided to the customer for just $99.00 per year.

“We are thrilled to work with Scholastic News to offer these excellent high-interest articles and vivid photography, but adapted in such a way that allows all our students in special education to learn from the material in a meaningful way,” said Jennifer Thalhuber, CEO of AbleNet.  “Current events are something we know all students respond to, and having our students working with material side-by-side with their peers is a wonderful formula.”

“Scholastic News is looking forward to working with AbleNet and values its 25 years of experience in serving this population of students,” said Hugh Roome, President of Scholastic Consumer and Professional Publishing.  “For more than 90 years, Scholastic has provided quality news magazines to classrooms across the country, and we’re pleased to be able to offer the same great content to educators and students in special education.”

To learn more about Scholastic News AbleNet Editions visit  

About AbleNet
AbleNet is an international company and industry leader in providing educational and technical solutions to help children and adults with disabilities lead productive and fulfilled lives. This includes a complete line of communication aids for nonverbal individuals; access aids, such as switches and wheelchair-mounting devices for people who require physical supports; and special education classroom curriculum and software that both enhance and help ensure learning progress. Our products are used in hundreds of thousands of homes, clinics and classrooms in the United States and across the globe. AbleNet is an ESOP company located in Roseville, Minnesota. For more information visit  

About Scholastic Corporation
Scholastic Corporation  is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology and children’s media.
Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children's books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos and toys.
Scholastic distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs and school-based book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries, television networks and
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