We are creating a world where everyone can advance through the doorway of literacy

Good things happen when teachers, education advocates, and technologists join together for a massively transformative purpose

Access

to the books students want to read and teachers want to teach

Engagement

through personalized libraries and
adaptive assessments

Motivation

with real-time data that fosters a
growth mindset

Mastery

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 got 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.

Awards & Reviews
Common Sense Graphite
5-Star Review
SIIA Ed Business Forum
Most Likely to Succeed
CODiE Award
Finalist
SIIA Ed Business Forum
Educators' Choice
Tech & Learning
Best of ISTE
Bill Gates Personal Blog
Breakthrough Tool for Teachers
Gates Literacy Courseware Challenge
Highest Honors
REVERE Awards
Winner, Reading and Language Arts
ASU+GSV Summit
Winner, ROE VentureEd Award
EdSurge & Digital Promise DILAs
Winner, Mindful Data
Common Sense Media
Five-Star Review for 2015 & 2016 school years
SXSW V2V
Winner 2013
Common Sense Media
Top Picks, Back to School 2014
District Administration
Reader's Choice Top 100 Product, 2014
Forbes
10 Companies Revolutionizing Entrepreneurship
Edsurge and digital promise dilas
2014 Winner, Mindful Data
What’s happening at LightSail
LightSail Wins ROE Award at ASU+GSV Summit for Second Year in a Row

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 […]

EDWEEK MARKET BRIEF: LightSail partners with Washington Post

EdWeek Market Brief reported on the trend of alliances between literacy and media companies, highlighting LightSail’s partnership with the Washington Post. LightSail users will now have access to dozens of breaking news stories weekly, and hundreds of stories in the newspaper’s archives. In addition to five new Post stories, selected daily by the LightSail Content Team, users will […]

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION: Washington Post content added to LightSail’s K12 literacy offerings

LightSail, a leading educational technology company that accelerates literacy development while fostering a love of reading, announced that is has added The Washington Post to its content offerings. The addition of The Washington Post will allow LightSail to deliver articles to students across the country through the company’s unique, personalized reading experience. The Post’s award-winning […]

Lightsail is accelerating literacy across the country

Learn more about how other districts are using the LightSail formula to help schools and teachers offer truly differentiated literacy programs that create students who love to read.