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Houston, all systems are go! IFL set for lift-off in Texas’ largest public school system

Innovations for Learning’s programs are coming to Houston kindergarteners and first-graders, and the school district is excited about it. See what the Houston Independent School District is saying about this new-technology effort to improve reading skills, so important to future success in school and careers. Click and read the district’s news blog here. There’s a video […]…

Reynoldsburg, Ohio, teams with Innovations for Learning

A suburb of Columbus, Ohio, is the next locale for Innovations for Learning. The Reynoldsburg City Schools announced it will employ Innovations’ programs for boosting reading instruction next fall in all six of its elementary schools, reaching 1,100 students in 46 kindergarten and first-grade classrooms. “The state of Ohio has clearly recognized…

Want to break cycle of poverty? Start with early reading

  What does it take to break the cycle of long-term poverty that lasts for generations? First of all, it takes finishing high school — and to do that, a child must learn to read at a young age. One of the greatest predictors of high-school graduation is whether a child is reading proficiently by […]…

TutorMate is hot in Phoenix

Innovations’ TutorMate program is making the news in Phoenix. Above is a news segment from Phoenix TV Channel 12, covering a visit by volunteer tutors from Wells Fargo bank to kids at the John R. Davis School in Phoenix’ Roosevelt Elementary School District. All through the school year, tutors like these give a half-hour of their […]…

In video, Denver schools show their pride in TutorMate

How much does the city of Denver appreciate TutorMate? Plenty, according to this video created entirely by our partners, the Denver Public Schools Foundation and the Mile High United Way. The short video was shown Tuesday night at a gala in Denver of 1,400 people, including Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper  and Sen. Michael Bennet,  kicking […]…

Why TutorMate is valuable: a Nielsen Co. employee explains

Solomon Gezari,  an account executive at Nielsen Company in New York City, is an enthusiastic tutor of a youngster in Ms. Lewis’ classroom at the Thaddeus Stevens School, PS 81, in Brooklyn. And on Friday he told an audience of almost 100 about it at the 13th annual Charities @ Work Conference, a gathering in New […]…

Shop on AmazonSmile, help Innovations for Learning

You shop, don’t you? And sometimes you shop online? Well, then, here’s a great way to support Innovations for Learning. Do your online shopping through AmazonSmile, and the non-profit will receive a donation of 0.5 percent of the purchase price — the same price you’d normally pay on Amazon.  It only takes a minute. Sign in at smile.amazon.com. You’ll […]…

Bridging the digital and literacy divides: How employee engagement can help

By Dan Weisberg Literacy skills have been critical to achieving success and position since the Industrial Revolution.  In today’s world — so dependent upon a grasp of the Internet and global communications –  these skills are more important than ever. It’s no coincidence that there’s a strong correlation between the long standing “literacy divide” and […]…

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