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Posted on Jun 21, 2019
Ten districts/schools earn grants to help increase literacy achievement in struggling students
DALLAS—June 20, 2019—Voyager Sopris Learning today announced the winners of its LANGUAGE! Live® Literacy Acceleration Grant program, which was created to help districts increase literacy achievement in struggling students. Recipients will receive at least six months of Voyager Sopris Learning’s LANGUAGE! Live, an award-winning literacy curriculum proven to help struggling readers and writers achieve grade-level reading expectations.
The 10 grant winners are:
• Adams County School District 14; Commerce City, Colo.
• Banning (Calif.) Unified School District
• Beaufort County School District; Beaufort, N.C.
• Center School District #58, Kansas City, Mo.
• Eastchester (N.Y.) Union Free School District
• Fowler Elementary School District; Phoenix, Ariz.
• Midway Independent School District; Henrietta, Texas
• Poway (Calif.) Unified School District
• STEM School Highlands Ranch; Highlands Ranch, Colo.
• STRIVE Prep Federal; Denver, Colo.
According to Jodi Connelly, teacher at Adams County School District 14, she applied for the grant to help “elevate the reading levels and attitude toward reading of the students in our 4th and 5th grade classes. Students at our school are improving, however the more opportunities we can provide for them the better they will be able to see how reading can be fun, engaging and allow them to achieve their dreams.”
“Regardless of why students struggle, it is critical to intervene in a timely way with research-based solutions,” said Ileana Q. Rowe, senior vice president of marketing, Voyager Sopris Learning. “It is our hope these grants help make it possible to close the reading and writing achievement gap, without additional budget expense to districts and schools.”
LANGUAGE! Live blends the best of online instruction with the important aspects of teacher-directed instruction to empower struggling learners and close the reading and writing gap. Proven effective with a wide range of student populations, LANGUAGE! Live ensures accelerated learning; intensive instruction of foundational skills; and exposure to grade-equivalent standards, text and vocabulary to move students to reading independence.
For more information about Voyager Sopris Learning, visit voyagersopris.com. For more information on LANGUAGE! Live, visit www.voyagersopris.com/literacy/language-live/overview.
About Voyager Sopris Learning
Voyager Sopris Learning® is an education partner committed to unlocking the full potential of every teacher and every student. We believe that the best way to meet and exceed standards in education is to address the underlying systems of teaching and learning, and to nurture those systems at their most fundamental levels. Our programs and services are based on research and classroom evidence, ensuring they are easy to implement, teacher friendly and effective. We offer a variety of digital and blended instructional tools, programs, and professional development, all of which are designed to help every teacher deliver nothing short of the highest-quality instruction to every student. Voyager Sopris Learning is a business unit of Cambium Learning® Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCD).
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About Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
Cambium Learning® Group is an award-winning educational technology solutions leader dedicated to helping all students reach their potential through individualized and differentiated instruction. Using a research-based, personalized approach, Cambium Learning Group delivers SaaS resources and instructional products that engage students and support teachers in fun, positive, safe and scalable environments. These solutions are provided through Learning A-Z® (online differentiated instruction for elementary school reading, writing and science), ExploreLearning® (online interactive math and science simulations and a math fact fluency solution), Voyager Sopris Learning® (blended solutions that accelerate struggling learners to achieve in literacy and math and professional development for teachers), and VKidz Learning (online comprehensive homeschool education and programs for literacy and science). We believe that every student has unlimited potential, that teachers matter, and that data, instruction, and practice are the keys to success in the classroom and beyond.
Come learn with us at www.cambiumlearning.com.
Voyager Sopris Learning, Inc.
Ileana Rowe, Senior Vice President of Marketing
Thompson Drake Public Relations
Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
Barbara Benson, Chief Financial Officer