CommonLit Archive CommonLit and Clever Announce Partnership

Clever to simplify student logins and provide secure data integration for CommonLit users

Washington, DC — CommonLit, a free edtech literacy tool for readers in grades 3–12, recently announced a partnership with Clever to securely simplify online learning for students using CommonLit. Through the partnership, schools using Clever can sync their class rosters to CommonLit for free.

CommonLit’s mission is to ensure students have the reading, writing, and thinking skills they need to be successful in college and career. The organization offers a free online reading program used by tens of thousands of schools, and over 73% of the schools CommonLit serves are Title I, low-income. The integration with Clever will help the nonprofit literacy organization reach even more underserved students.

Schools and apps connect on Clever’s web-based platform to put next-generation software in the hands of students, helping teachers reclaim valuable learning time in classrooms. Half of U.S. K-12 schools and more than 300 apps connect on Clever to automate data integrations with online learning apps and simplify the login process for students and teachers.

CommonLit has already integrated with over 1,200 school partners through Clever.

“We already know that literacy initiatives are most effective when there is buy-in from leaders in a district,” said Rob Fleisher, CommonLit’s Director of School Partnerships. “Now through the relationships we are building through our Clever partnership, we’re able to have an even deeper impact on student reading achievement.”

“Clever is proud to partner with CommonLit to provide high quality literacy content at no charge to our schools”, says Dan Carroll, CPO of Clever. “With this partnership, we are able to support all students’ literacy and ensure smooth rollouts and ease of use.”

About CommonLit

CommonLit is a nonprofit edtech company founded in 2013 by Michelle Brown, an educator who was fed up with the systems that chronically left many of the nation’s poorest students behind. CommonLit’s mission is to ensure all students have the reading, writing and thinking skills they need to be successful in college and career. The award-winning reading platform has been recognized by the Library of Congress, The Association of School Librarians, Common Sense Media, and more. CommonLit is based in Washington, DC. For more information visit

About Clever

Clever was founded in 2012 by educators and technologists who knew that widely available educational apps could improve both teaching and learning, but that tools to deploy and secure the applications were simply unavailable. Today, half of K-12 schools in the U.S. trust Clever to secure their student data as they adopt learning apps in the classroom. In 2014, Clever won the ‘Crystal Clear’ award by the Digital Innovation Learning Awards. It is also the trusted provider of the American Federation of Teachers, who uses Clever to secure its own ‘Share my Lesson’ platform with its teacher members. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Partners, Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, and GSV Capital, Clever currently has 100 employees and is based in San Francisco, California. For more information visit

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