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 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.
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 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 […]
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 […]