to the books students want to read and teachers want to teach
through personalized libraries and
with real-time data that fosters a
students, classrooms, and school
districts exceeding literacy goals
One in nine adult Americans struggle with employment outcomes as well as personal and social well-being – all because of low literacy skills. LightSail is dedicated to turning students into readers who will become engaged global citizens in the 21st Century.
So, in 2012 we got a group of the brightest minds in education together to create the world’s best literacy solution. We knew a few key things from our experience in the classroom:
• Students grow faster when engaged and challenged by an abundance of just right texts
• Students are motivated by understanding their own progress data
• Educators can do more with better progress monitoring
So we set to work crafting, testing, and perfecting the reading experience we wish we had in our own schools.
Today we are advancing literacy in schools all across the US, serving hundreds of thousands of students across nearly 500 districts.
Students Reverse Summer Slide with LightSail’s “SummerSail” Program Independent academic research of New York City middle school students shows LightSail’s adaptive literacy platform helps sustain, grow reading performance in summer months May 23, 2016 An independent study conducted by Johns Hopkins University shows that a program designed to reverse “summer slide” at scale showed real impact […]
Google announced that Android apps will be coming to Chromebooks during Google I/O, its annual conference for developers. In a post on the official blog for Google for Education, the company notes that in 2015 US K-12 schools purchased more Chromebooks than all other devices combined and that adoption continues to increase in classrooms around […]
LightSail won the 2016 Return On Education Venture Innovation award at the ASU+GSV Summit in San Diego, California. This is the second year in a row that LightSail has won the ROE Award at ASU+GSV. “Winning the Return on Education Venture award twice at the ASU+GSV Summit, let alone two consecutive years, is an amazing […]