LightSail Education Expands Literacy Platform to South America

LightSail Education, students, reading, literacy, teachersLightSail Education, an adaptive digital reading platform for students, announced today that it has expanded its services to Mexico and Guatemala.

LightSail will be available to 10,000 students in the firs year of the expansion, growing to 100,000 students by the end of 2018 through a distribution agreement with digital learning platform Knotion.

“Our mission has always been global, to close the worldwide reading achievement gap,” said LightSail Founder and CEO Gideon Stein. “Moreover, we are really excited to be working with Knotion as they’ve been so thoughtful about developing an engaging and comprehensive education platform for the Latin market.”

The Latin American expansion coincides with the release of Antares Reading titles, a new selection of illustrated, non-fiction works written in Spanish and English and aimed at engaging young readers up to sixth grade.

In addition, LightSail now offers News For Kids, a series of daily articles in English and Spanish available at various Lexile levels from beginning to intermediate readers.

With the expansion, students in Latin America will have access to the bilingual content through Google Chromebooks, iPads and Android devices.

LightSail is already in China, Singapore and Spain, and will launch in South Africa soon.

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