BookNook Raises $1.2M Seed Round to Facilitate Small Group Literacy Instruction | Tony Wan

Reading at an early age is best taught in small groups. That instructional approach is supported by research—and it’s how a new literacy app from BookNook is meant to be used. “We’re all about human-to-human learning,” Michael Lombardo, the company’s founder and CEO, tells EdSurge. “Working with kids one-on-one, or in small groups, is the most effective way to help students acquire literacy skills.”
The Oakland, Calif.-based startup has raised $1.2 million in a seed round led by Reach Capital, with the Urban Innovation Fund, Impact Engine and Better Ventures (which committed $275,000)…

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