Fuel Education Adds Reading Literacy Platform to its Suite of K-12 Digital Solutions

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Big Universe provides thousands of high-interest eBooks and reading tools to help improve student engagement and skills

Fuel Educationâ (FuelEdâ) today announced that it has expanded its suite of digital learning solutions for schools and districts with the addition of Big Universe®, a literacy solutions provider of more than 11,000 leveled eBooks for students in grades K–12. Big Universe is now available in the U.S. exclusively through FuelEd.

Founded in 2007, Big Universe provides schools with a comprehensive literacy solution featuring a readymade library of thousands of leveled eBooks from well-known publishers. The platform supports balanced literacy programs with integrated tools such as embedded assessments, a student recommendation engine, analytics to demonstrate reading growth, and engaging reading practice opportunities. Today Big Universe is used in more than 900 schools where it is available to more than 700,000 students and 50,000 teachers to augment classroom activities.

“A high-quality supplemental reading solution is a key component of a successful digital learning strategy, particularly during a student’s formative years, when teachers are focused on developing a love of reading and learning in grades K–5,” said Sean Ryan, General Manager of FuelEd. “With Big Universe, Fuel Education now offers our school and district partners a platform with a broad selection of highly engaging literature that is not only economical but can be implemented at any time during the school year.”

According to a study conducted by independent research firm SEG Measurement, fourth grade students who used Big Universe over a six month period showed greater improvement in reading skills than comparable students who did not use the platform.

“Big Universe shares Fuel Education’s vision of helping schools and districts leverage digital learning to transform education,” said Anil Hemrajani, founder of Big Universe. “We look forward to offering districts across the country a powerful way to engage students and improve their reading skills.”

To learn more about Big Universe, visit www.biguniverse.com.

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