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Waterford Institute Wins $14.2 Million EIR Grant to Bring Waterford UPSTART to Five States

(SALT LAKE CITY, UT) October 11, 2018 — Waterford Institute, the nonprofit provider of the Waterford UPSTART online kindergarten readiness program, today announced that it has been awarded an Education Innovation and Research (EIR) Expansion Grant from the United States Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement. The EIR program supports entities that design, […]

2018.10.11

How to Engage Digital Natives in Reading

Research shows that children do not continue to love reading as they age—47 percent of 6-8 year olds report reading for fun, compared to 17 percent for 15-17 year olds. This trend becomes critical in light of the increasing demand for close reading skills in state standards that require extensive practice. The Downward Reading Trend […]

2018.01.10

A First Chapter: Meet Haaneesha

We recently launched a project called A First Chapter to share stories of promise, growth and inspiration through early education. (If you missed our first families, you can still meet Mikyla and meet the Johnsons, and catch up with their stories on Facebook!) A First Chapter comes from our belief in the transformational power of early education, and […]

2018.01.05

A First Chapter: Meet Mikyla

We recently launched a new project called A First Chapter to share stories of promise, growth and inspiration through early education. (If you missed our first family, meet the Johnsons and learn more about the project here!) We’re lucky to interact with the families, educators and communities who are working to support young children and plant the seeds […]

2017.11.30

4 Real-Life Examples to Improve Personalized Learning in Your Classroom

We’re constantly impressed by the creative ways teachers take their Waterford implementation above and beyond. Here our professional services team shares some tried-and-true ideas from teachers using Waterford. Use them to spark your own ideas or to improve personalized learning in your classroom! AIKEN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, SC Meeting the needs of ALL students Kayce […]

2017.11.20

A First Chapter: Meet the Johnsons

Last week, we introduced you to our new project: A First Chapter, stories of promise, growth and inspiration through early education. A First Chapter is borne out of the desire to celebrate the families, educators and communities that help plant the seeds of success and to show the importance of supporting young children. Because their […]

2017.11.02