Education Week April 23, 2019
When Michelle Brown walked into a Mississippi Delta 7th grade classroom to teach English/language arts in 2009, she was shocked to discover that there were no books and also no "institutional knowledge" because of high educator turnover. Two years later, she moved to Boston, where she taught 7th grade reading at Roxbury Preparatory Charter School, a public school, and "they had everything I didn't have in Mississippi," she said. "I saw how a good curriculum makes such a difference for kids."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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