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An app developed by People ForWords, a team from Southern Methodist University and nonprofit literacy provider Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) won a total of $2.5 million last week in a competition hosted by the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE. The team’s treasure-hunting smartphone app called Codex: The Lost Words of Atlantis tied for the grand prize and won $1.5 million of the $3 million grand prize. It also won a $1 million achievement award for the most-effective app to help English students learn to read.

SMU-LIFT Game Design Team Wins $2.5M in Adult Literacy XPRIZE Competition
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