Why We Started This Company
68% of US kids read below grade level by the 4th grade. As a result, teachers assign different books to different kids in the same classroom, based on reading ability. This increases the cost and complexity of teaching while bringing shame on students who read at levels above or below their peers. Our adaptive digital books enable kids of different abilities to read and learn together while each being challenged to their maximum ability.
What Sets Us Apart
We have developed our own, patent pending adaptive reading platform for tablet devices which enables a unique, personalized reading experience as well as adaptive assessment. Watch our video for more information.
Our Keys To Success
We were "Borne" in Harlem, the epicenter of education reform in New York City. We've drawn most of our talent from Columbia University Teachers College. With deep roots in the classroom and academia, we are close to teaching practice and research. We understand and how education is changing and we are building the best reading program for tomorrow's classrooms. We love technology but acknowledge that technology is only an enabler for more personalized experienced with content.
In Feb 2013, we won the start up showcase at the world's largest conference on publishing technology, O'Reilly's Tools of Change. In May 2013, we were presenters at Digital Book Conference within Book Expo America, along side the largest and most established companies in educational publishing.