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SMU AND LIFT TEAM WINS GRAND PRIZE IN $7M BARBARA BUSH FOUNDATION ADULT LITERACY PRIZE

XPRIZE, People With Words. A person playing lost Codex: Lost World of Atlantis using a mobile device.The SMU and Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) team, PeopleForWords, won a grand prize in the $7 million Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE presented by Dollar General Literacy Foundation.  The team developed "Codex: Lost World of Atlantis," a game app designed to increase literacy skills of adult learners struggling to read.  PeopleForWords tied with Learning Upgrade from San Diego, CA and will divide the grand prize purse.  The XPRIZE is a global competition that challenged teams to develop mobile applications to increase literacy skills in adult learners. Read more.

WEST DALLAS STEM-FOCUSED SCHOOL

WEST DALLAS STEM-FOCUSED SCHOOL

The Toyota USA Foundation, SMU’s Simmons School of Education and Human Development, and Dallas ISD have formed a partnership to develop a new and innovative STEM-focused school in the West DallasA generous gift from the Toyota USA Foundation has enabled SMU Simmons, Dallas ISD, and Toyota to form a partnership to develop a STEM-focused School in West Dallas. The School will feature an evidence-based, industry-informed STEM curriculum and community services that include extracurricular academic programming and student and family counseling. Read more.

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