CommonLit nabs $3.5 million grant from Google - Technical.ly DC

Access

Oct. 9, 2018 11:16 am

CommonLit nabs $3.5 million grant from Google

The D.C.-based edtech nonprofit provides a free literacy platform to students.

Some text themes on the CommonLit platform.

(Screenshot)

CommonLit, a D.C.-based nonprofit that provides a free online reading platform for students, just secured a $3.5 million grant from Google to help expand resources for teachers. The company made the announcement of the partnership on World Teachers’ Day.

Michelle Brown launched the edtech nonprofit launched in 2014 out of 1776 DC to help teachers promote literacy through a free online reading program for kids. CommonLit was a part of AT&T’s Aspire Accelerator in 2016 and since then, has also secured a $4 million grant from the Department of Education and another $4 million in funding from backers like AT&T, Teach for America, the EPIC FoundationArthur Rock Foundation and others.

This new partnership with Google.org is not only going to help CommonLit expand, Brown said, but its going to help the edtech company collaborate with local education organizations like UNETE to pilot a Spanish-language version of its platform throughout schools in Mexico. CommonLit has a goal to add 500 reading lessons in Spanish for students by June 2020, according to a press release.

Advertisement

Companies: 1776, Google
-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here
Connect with companies from the Technical.ly community
New call-to-action

Advertisement

Society for Science & the Public awards $65K in grants to STEM organizations

Byte Back is partnering with a leading robotics process automation company

Blackboard is extending its partnership with the United States Army

SPONSORED

DC

Verizon is looking for the brightest ideas on how to use its 5G technology

Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post

Digital Analyst – Audience Development & Analytics

Apply Now
Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post

QA Analyst

Apply Now
Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post

Site / Full Stack Engineer

Apply Now

Byte Back and Sorcero are teaming up to integrate AI into tech classrooms

The Flatiron School launches a new financing option for its DC campus

Rockville-based edfintech startup Equiday acquired by Allovue

SPONSORED

DC

Escape the August heat with cool AI tech

Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post

Full Stack Developer

Apply Now
Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post

Senior Full Stack Software Engineer

Apply Now
Washington, DC

SmartLogic

Account Executive (DC)

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Dc

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!