Jonah Edelman highlights LightSail’s ‘tremendous’ results

September 16th, 2014

teachforallRenowned education advocate Jonah Edelman, the CEO of Stand for Children, featured LightSail in his Teach For All article for the Global Change Forum initiative.

Highlighting the student achievement gains from LightSail’s summer reading program, Edelman wrote: “The results were tremendous: students read an average of 24.7 minutes per day, completed approximately 5.1 books over the summer, and the program totally reversed the ‘summer learning slide’ that is sadly typical for low-income students. Read The Full Post

NY1 News Features LightSail Summer Reading Gains

September 15th, 2014

NY1 covered the success of LightSail’s summer reading program, which reversed ‘summer slide’ for hundreds of at-risk students:

 

reversing Summer slide for students in large urban district

The greatest hurdle to summer reading is providing students with books they can and want to read. Read The Full Post

FORBES: LightSail one of 10 Companies Revolutionizing Entrepreneurship

September 8th, 2014

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LightSail has been recognized alongside Uber, Airbnb, and Tesla in a Forbes list of 10 Companies Revolutionizing Entrepreneurship:

“Based out of New York City, LightSail aims to improve th literacy of K-12 students. This is accomplished by having students read ebooks through an app. Read The Full Post

KQED: “Many teachers rave about” LightSail

September 5th, 2014

kqedKQED Mind/Shift featured LightSail in Using Games for Learning: Practical Steps to Get Started, an article full of tips for teachers on finding products for classroom use.

LightSail is described as a “responsive literacy platform that many teachers rave about.”

To read the full article, click here. Read The Full Post

Bill Gates: LightSail a Breakthrough Tool for Teachers

August 18th, 2014

gates2Bill Gates featured LightSail as one of the 6 Tools for Teachers which he considers “especially promising.”

To read the piece on Bill Gates’s blog, click here. Read The Full Post

Common Sense Media names LightSail Top Pick

August 18th, 2014

Common Sense Media GraphiteLightSail was named a Top Pick for Back to School by Graphite, Common Sense Media’s review site for educators. Graphite selected products for this distinction based on their high marks from fellow teachers and strong alignment with the Common Core.

LightSail is among the highest-rated ELA tools on Graphite, with a 5-star review. Read The Full Post

Education Luminaries Join LightSail at SXSWedu: Our PanelPicker Nominees

August 15th, 2014

We’re thrilled and humbled to be up for SXSWedu consideration alongside the most impressive minds in education.

In Who Gets to See and Use the Big Data?, Jessica Reid Sliwerski, LightSail Chief Academic Officer, is pitted against serial education entrepreneur John Katzman – founder of The Princeton Review, 2U, and Noodle Education — for a spirited debate about the best use of student performance data. Read The Full Post

LightSail Education Closes Another $1 Million from Serious Change and Existing Investors

June 4th, 2014

Award-Winning Digital Literacy Platform Usage Also Surpasses 100 School Mark

NEW YORK, June 4, 2014 – LightSail Education, a provider of K-12 digital literacy solutions, today announced that it has raised another $1 million from Serious Change as well as existing investors. Read The Full Post

LightSail Announces Clever Partnership

February 25th, 2014

LightSail Education Partners with Clever to Integrate Student Information System with Award-Winning Digital Literacy Platform

Collaboration Expedites Access to Largest Adaptive eLibrary

NEW YORK — (BUSINESS WIRE) — LightSail Education, a provider of K-12 digital literacy solutions, today announced that it signed a strategic partnership with Clever to seamlessly integrate student information system (SIS) data with its award-winning LightSail literacy platform. Read The Full Post

ThinkFeed: Helping Students Up the Text Complexity Staircase

February 24th, 2014

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LightSail CAO Jessica Reid writes: There was a shelf of books in our living room when I was growing up, and it contained all of my mom’s vintage Nancy Drew books. As a first grader I asked her when I would be able to read those books and she told me, “When you’re in second grade.” I wasn’t even a fluent reader yet, but I pined for those yellow books with the pretty detective on the cover like they were season 6 of Breaking Bad. Read The Full Post

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