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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LearningAisle, a San Francisco ed-tech startup, is disrupting education by providing the full K-12 curriculum for free and by empowering students to take control of how and what they learn. With a mission of giving every student a high quality education, the company serves thousands of students from more than 20 countries with premium content in age-appropriate vocabulary and choices of learning methods. Students need no additional books as the curriculum fully covers the national standards for every grade. "Why does good education have to be a protected, mysterious privilege that only a few people get?" asks Mack Sundaram, the founder and CEO. "We live in world where children are told what to do at every step. Unless we help them learn how to make choices and take responsibility for them, we aren't really creating the leaders of tomorrow. Why not start by empowering kids right from childhood?"
LearningAisle boasts 10,000 pages of lessons, 21,000 assessment questions, and pre- and post-quizzes, all created by schoolteachers (sourced from eTap). It also carefully curates links to Khan Academy, Discovery Channel, PBS and other organizations that support K-12 democratization. "We've vetted the Internet so that students can get everything in one place," adds Mack. The simple learning environment provides powerful ways for students to learn and iteratively build a peer-community. Students pose questions right inside the lessons they are studying, which encourages their peers to respond and help. Together with premium curriculum and engaging activities, a peer community that helps each other reinforces a quality learning environment. "Crowd-sourced" inputs from parents and teachers further improve quality of study materials and create win-win outcomes for everyone. Schoolteachers use this "content that already works" in classrooms as supplemental resources to guide the curiosity and interest level of every student. Catching up with schoolwork, practicing tests, learning something new, and homeschooling are ways in which students engage every day.
Building on student-centric disruption, LearningAisle also provides data-driven curriculum insights to schools about the effectiveness of publishers' textbooks for students and teachers and by comparing publishers against each other. Stronger schools-to-publishers collaboration thus improves overall curriculum quality and benefits students in result-oriented ways. LearningAisle was also honored recently with a finalist nomination in the prestigious SIIA Codie Awards. For more information, visit www.learningaisle.com, LearningAisle on Facebook or follow LearningAisle on Twitter.
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