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.
The Press Argus Courier featured Butterfield Trail Middle School in a recent article, highlighting the school’s participation in LightSail’s nation-wide reading challenge. Students at Butterfield Trail Middle School read the most overall minutes during the month-long challenge, with an impressive total of 379,670 minutes. “We were thrilled with the high volume of reading our students attained […]
The Hauppauge Patch celebrated the news of Forest Brook Elementary’s 1st place win of The LightSail 25 in a recent news release. The victory came by students reading an average of 1,373 minutes (nearly 23 hours) over the course of a month. The school won $3,000 worth of premium e-books from LightSail as a prize. […]
The Chicago Tribune featured the 3rd place winners of The LightSail 25, River Trail School in Gurnee School District 56, in the community section article. During the month-long challenge, River Trail School students read 1,184 minutes and will receive $1,000 worth of e-books from LightSail as their prize. River Trail librarian Lauren Weir said of the […]