Reading Plus
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Ed tech DreamBox Learning is acquiring Reading Plus, an online reading programme for grades 3-12 for improving literacy skills and reading confidence.

This move follows DreamBox’s recent acquisition of Squiggle Park, a K2 reading solution designed to help children gain proficiency in early literacy.

Bellevue, Washington-based DreamBox Learning is an online software provider that focuses on mathematics education at the elementary and middle school level. The company provides pre-kindergarten through to eighth-grade students with more than 2,000 lessons presented as animated adventures, games, and challenges.

Jessie Woolley-Wilson, president and chief executive of DreamBox Learning, said: “These strategic additions to the DreamBox family represent a significant milestone toward achieving our mission to radically change the way the world learns and unlock learning potential for all students – regardless of race, gender or zip code. We believe the winning formula to shape the future of learning has three components: dual-discipline offerings that cultivate a strong foundation in mathematics and reading; strong data and analytics solutions that leverage formative data to personalise the learning experience; and professional development to help educators develop their blended learning knowledge and skills.”

Steven Guttentag, chief executive of Reading Plus, added: “DreamBox’s mission-driven leadership, adaptive learning model, and third-party validation made the decision to join forces a natural next step for Reading Plus. As educators look to accelerate student learning in the wake of the pandemic, they will find in this combined mathematics and reading solution a comprehensive, data-driven approach that provides the actionable insight needed to close any learning gaps.”

Date published: 21 July 2021

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