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


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


through personalized libraries and
adaptive assessments


with real-time data that fosters a
growth mindset


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.

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Reader's Choice Top 100 Product, 2014
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Top Picks, Back to School 2014
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Common Sense Media
Five-Star Review for 2015 & 2016 school years
EdSurge & Digital Promise DILAs
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ASU+GSV Summit
Winner, ROE VentureEd Award
Winner, Reading and Language Arts
Gates Literacy Courseware Challenge
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Bill Gates Personal Blog
Breakthrough Tool for Teachers
Tech & Learning
Best of ISTE
SIIA Ed Business Forum
Educators' Choice
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What’s happening at LightSail
Young Readers Across the Country Rise to the LightSail Launch Challenge

For Immediate Release: September 27, 2017 Young Readers Across the Country Rise to the LightSail Launch Challenge Schools participating in the digital reading contest are eligible to receive up to $3,000 worth of premier digital books. (NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 27, 2017) –  LightSail Education today announced the LightSail Launch Challenge, a national online reading competition taking […]

Ready, Set, Read! Students Head Back to School with Personalized Literacy Technology in the Classroom

For Immediate Release: August 30, 2017 Ready, Set, Read! Students Head Back to School with Personalized Literacy Technology in the Classroom LightSail Education bolsters library with more diverse books on its digital literacy platform (NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 30, 2017) –  As the 2017-18 school year begins, more students than ever will be using digital […]

ZANESVILLE TIMES RECORDER: Dollar General Grant Helps Local Students Read

The Zanesville Times Recorder published a story on the collaboration between the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the Muskingum County Library System, Zanesville City Schools, and LightSail, to help accelerate literacy development among elementary students at John McIntire Elementary School. Through a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the library was able to purchase iPads, […]

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.