New Global Prize Competition Seeks to Transform Book Publishing through Innovations that Drive Greater Access to Affordable, High Quality Books and Children’s Reading Materials

The Book Boost: Access for All Challenge Seeks Innovations to Reduce the Cost to Produce Digital Reading Materials, Including Books for Children Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision WASHINGTON, D.C., October 26, 2017 – All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) and Pearson’s Project Literacy today launched a global prize competition to spur innovation that optimizes the production process for children’s books, thereby reducing costs and making it easier for publishers to produce high-quality reading materials for all children The Book Boost: Access for All Challenge is expected to increase the worldwide supply of accessible books, particularly for the estimated 19 million children globally who are blind or have low vision, as well as the millions of children with other print disabilities.

All Children Reading and Pearson’s Project Literacy Announce Prize Competition to Increase Global Supply of Accessible Books

WASHINGTON, DC (October 2, 2017) – All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development and Pearson’s Project Literacy today announced an upcoming global prize competition that seeks to increase the global supply of high-quality reading materials accessible for children with print disabilities, including those who are blind or have low vision.

The Amazing Potential of Technology to Level the Playing Field in Global Education

It’s difficult to fathom that in our global interconnected world of information and technological advances, nearly a quarter of a billion children are not learning basic literacy and numeracy skills—whether in school or not. This mass learning deficit poses one of the world’s most daunting challenges, and yet seems ripe for technology-enabled solutions.

EduApp4Syria Competition Launches Unique Literacy Learning Apps That Can Reach Millions of War-Affected Syrian Children

Oslo/Washington, DC (March 20, 2017) – A Norway-led coalition today announced two winners of the EduApp4Syria innovation competition and the worldwide release of open-source Arabic literacy learning games Antura and the Letters and Feed the Monster. Both games are now available for free download through Google Play and the App Store.

A World Teachers Day Tribute to Educators Piloting New EdTech

Innovations seek to increase child literacy in developing countries   On October 5 we celebrate World Teachers’ Day to honor the critical contribution teachers make to education and development.  This year we highlight pioneering teachers working hand-in-hand with All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) grantees to pilot innovations seeking to make breakthrough progress in child literacy. 

Technology Strengthens Education to Refugee Children

Supplemental Learning to Improve School Performance in Dadaab Refugee Camp More than 300,000 refugees live in the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. It is here where many long-term and recent Somali refugees live and go to find refuge. Since its inception, Dadaab’s population has grown nearly fourfold from what was originally planned. 

A Library for All

Indiana University School of Education Uses Open-Source Software to Develop Books for Everyone By Scott Witzke Director of Marketing & Communications Indiana University School of Education My daughter has a wall calendar that features a daily rundown of the zany commemorative days, weeks, and months.