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The Booth Ferris Foundation
The Frances L. & Edwin L. Cummings Memorial Fund
Leon Lowenstein Foundation, Inc.
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The Lexile® Framework for Reading evaluates reading ability and text complexity on the same developmental scale. Unlike other measurement systems, the Lexile Framework determines reading ability based on actual assessments, rather than generalized age or grade levels. [See more]
Recognized as the standard for matching readers with texts, tens of millions of students worldwide receive a Lexile measure that helps them find targeted readings from the more than 100 million articles, books and websites that have been measured. Lexile measures connect learners of all ages with resources at the right level of challenge and monitor their progress toward state and national proficiency standards.
To learn more, please visit www.lexile.com
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all academic majors and career interests who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity.
TextProject aims to bring beginning and struggling readers to high levels of literacy through a variety of strategies and tools, particularly the texts used for reading instruction.
LitWorld is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization led by Founding Director Pam Allyn, a renowned literacy educator, author and advocate. LitWorld's mission is to use the power of story to cultivate literacy skills in the world's most vulnerable children and fortify communities through Education, Advocacy and Innovation. The core team is composed of literacy activists, educators, poets, storytellers, writers, and change-makers whose breadth of talent and inspiration has led to the creation of innovative literacy resources and programs.
Bookshare is the world’s largest online accessible library of copyrighted content for people with print disabilities. Through its technology initiatives and partnerships, Bookshare seeks to raise the floor on accessibility issues so that individuals with print disabilities have the same ease of access to print materials as people without disabilities. [See more]
In 2007, Bookshare received a five-year award from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), to provide free access for all U.S. students with a qualifying print disability. The Bookshare library now has over 95,000 books and serves more than 115,000 members. Bookshare is an initiative of Benetech, a Palo Alto, CA-based nonprofit which creates sustainable technology to solve pressing social needs.
To find out more about Bookshare and to sign up for our free literacy services, please visit http://www.bookshare.org/