Headsprout Joins Cedar Rapids Schools in a 5-Year Partnership

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Headsprout Early Reading and Reading Comprehension implemented for Cedar Rapids elementary students district-wide.

Even though our school is in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the district, over the eight years I have managed Headsprout, our Kindergarten classes scored near or at the top when compared to all of the 17 schools in Cedar Rapids.

Dave Anderson, CEO of Headsprout, and more than 400 Cedar Rapids Schools personnel recently kicked-off their new 5-year partnership with trainings over two days. Cedar Rapids Schools has selected Headsprout Early Reading and Headsprout Reading Comprehension for use by all students, district-wide, in Grades K-5.

“Even though our school is in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the district, over the eight years I have managed Headsprout, our Kindergarten classes scored near or at the top when compared to all of the 17 schools in Cedar Rapids,” says Dr. John Humphreys, former assistant principal. “Headsprout was a major component of Polk's Kindergarten reading success story. For the last nine years every Kindergarten child at Polk has received reading instruction via Headsprout.”

With a track record of proven beginner reading success in school districts across the country, the Headsprout Early Reading program dramatically improves phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, all vital to a reader’s success. Headsprout Reading Comprehension teaches students how to comprehend what they read and master critical thinking skills that are applicable to all school subjects. Both online programs offer a unique experience for each student as Headsprout’s unique patented adaptive software immediately adjusts to each student's reading strengths and weaknesses, ensuring success for every student.

"The kickoff meeting was a great success," said Dave Anderson, Headsprout CEO. “Cedar Rapids Schools has a great group of teachers who are committed to creating successful readers. We are delighted that Headsprout can help them reach their goal.”

About Headsprout

Headsprout was founded in 1999 by a team who has spent the last 30 years improving education for young children. Headsprout's Sprout Learning Technology powers Headsprout Early Reading and Headsprout Reading Comprehension. Headsprout's mission is to be a major force in helping eliminate illiteracy in young children by making its low-cost, easy-to-use instructional solutions available for children everywhere through the Internet. Headsprout is a privately held company based in Seattle, WA. For more information about Headsprout, please visit our website at http://www.headsprout.com .

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Victoria Burwell                    
VP, Marketing                             
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