Education Dive: Getting children kindergarten-ready in ultra-rural regions

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Five-year-old Cherrise Parrish is completing the UPSTART cloud-based reading curriculum on a laptop at home, even though her ultra-rural house doesn’t have electricity or an Internet connection.

Parrish is among hundreds of children in Utah’s most remote regions benefiting from a Waterford Institute initiative that has developed unique technology solutions utilizing open-sourced hardware to bring kindergarten readiness instruction to children in rural areas.

Read the full story in “Education Dive” about how Waterford worked with Cherrise—and thousands of other rural families—to bring preK curriculum to their home.

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