Helping CommonLit expand free literacy resources for teachers

Google.org October 5, 2018
Since 2005, Google.org has given more than $250 million toward education with over $60 million going directly to nonprofits that serve teachers, and we’re proud to continue building on this commitment. Today, in honor of World Teachers’ Day, we’re announcing a $3.5 million grant to CommonLit to help expand their free, literacy resources to more teachers around the globe.

CommonLit: This Teacher Transformed U.S. Schools, Now With Another $4 Million She's Going Global

Forbes June 7, 2018
By the end of 2018, Brown hopes to serve 8 million teachers and students, with ambitions of helping 20 million by 2020. “My dream is for every child to feel empowered, so they can see themselves in what they read and believe they can shape our world.” It may have sprung out of a small classroom in Mississippi, but this is a big dream we hope comes true.

CommonLit Poetry

Engage Their Minds April 16, 2018
Since it is National Poetry Month, I thought I would remind you of CommonLit, which does have quite a few poetry offerings. Because CommonLit is a nonprofit organization, it promises that its resources will always be free for teachers. Take advantage of this site to encourage deeper reading, discussion, and connections.

CommonLit’s Free, High-Quality, Common-Core-Aligned Reading Passages and Literacy Resources

KQED April 10, 2018
Commonlit.org is anything but common. It is a powerful resource. Try it for yourself, especially if you are tired of jumping from one resource to another. You might just find the resource love of your life.

How an Education Nonprofit Grew as Fast as Facebook

The Chronicle of Philanthropy March 7, 2018
Michelle Brown had a simple idea: Build a free online library of reading materials for teachers and students. Turning the idea into a nonprofit called CommonLit was not nearly as simple. She had to raise money, hire software engineers, and secure the rights to readings that would appeal to kids with varying interests and reading levels. For a while, she took no salary and funded the organization with money...

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