Education Technology ReadWorks nonprofit launches offline mode to grant students access without WiFi at home

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Edtech’s nonprofit ReadWorks is launching offline mode to help students without WiFi access at home during COVID-19.

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ReadWorks provides 1.2 million K-12 teachers and 17 million students with content, instructional materials and digital tools designed to improve teacher teaching and student performance in understanding reading, all completely free. ReadWorks is committed to equity of access for all students, and the offline mode marks a crucial step in ensuring that more students benefit from free, knowledge-based reading and learning materials. research offered by ReadWorks. The benefits of the new offline mode will outlast the pandemic much longer, as distance learning will remain a part of the full set of educational options in some districts and the disparities in access to job completion. homes existed long before the pandemic.

“As an education technology nonprofit that has always provided its resources for free, ReadWorks is uniquely positioned to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Terry Bowman, executive director of ReadWorks. “Offline mode is our most significant step since the schools were closed last March to help bridge the digital divide. Providing access to high quality materials to students without Wi-Fi at home is very important as they are among the most at risk of learning loss this year.

While ReadWorks provides print and digital materials to teachers and students, more than 5.4 million students across the country have already used ReadWorks digital tools this school year. And ReadWorks is reaching the kids who need it most – 92% of the poorest K-8 schools in the US have ReadWorks teachers – so the potential for immediate and significant impact of offline mode is important.

This effort was partially funded by donations from ReadWorks users, including teachers and parents, who have relied on ReadWorks to keep students reading and learning throughout the pandemic. In addition to individual donors, many foundations and companies have also generously supported ReadWorks’ ability to meet the surge in demand during the pandemic and improve its offerings, including offline mode. These include the Carson Family Charitable Trust, the Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation, the Robert and Ardis James Foundation, Robin Hood, Tracelink, Travelers and the Tsunami Foundation.

To sign up for your free ReadWorks account, go to: ReadWorks.org/teacher-signup

Contact: Katy LairdReadWorks[email protected]

About ReadWorks At ReadWorks, our mission is to ensure that all children become happy and successful readers by working to bridge the gap between research and the practice of teaching reading. Through our digital platform, we provide teachers and students in Kindergarten to Grade 12, free of charge, with the content, curriculum and tools they need to be successful at reading. As a result, more than 1.2 million teachers and 17 million students use ReadWorks today. Connect to ReadWorks.org to access our free resources.

1 https://knowledge.luskin.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Digital-Divide-Phase2_brief_release_v01.pdf

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