1776-based CommonLit, a nonprofit that provides Common Core-aligned educational texts for students, has been accepted into the 2016 class of AT&T’s Aspire Accelerator.
CommonLit joins five other edtech startups in the current cohort, which officially kicked off on Monday in San Francisco. The nonprofit will get $100,000 in investment from AT&T, mentoring and a national network out of the program and, per the terms of the accelerator, is free to stay rooted in D.C.
— CommonLit (@CommonLit) May 9, 2016
CommonLit, which has the ultimate goal of improving nationwide literacy, is the second D.C.-area startup to participate in Aspire. Educational video-making tool PlayPosit (formerly eduCanon) was part of the program in 2015.