Learning Upgrade LLC, a provider of online courses, offered its Reading Upgrade and Comprehension Upgrade online courses. The company says Reading Upgrade is a course for struggling readers meant to improve reading skills in learners from grades three to adult in just three to eight weeks. Comprehension Upgrade is meant to help students who have reading skills, but need an increase in comprehension skills to compete in school. It is meant for readers in grades five to adult, and students can learn modern comprehension techniques, improve their vocabulary, and develop critical-thinking skills. Learning Upgrade says both courses feature pop teaching songs, learning videos, and reading games. http://www.learningupgrade.com

Officials from Walden University, an accredited online higher-education institution, were present to discuss program opportunities at the virtual school. Walden offers doctoral and master’s degrees in management, education, psychology, and health and human services, as well as bachelor’s degrees in business administration. Walden says it provides its students with experienced faculty, virtual community, and a challenging curriculum to create an optimal learning environment. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges, Walden University says its distance-learning degrees allow students to continue their education by taking advantage of the convenience and flexibility of online learning. The program, according to Walden, makes it possible for busy professionals balancing work, family, and education to earn a respected degree. http://www.waldenu.edu