Quill Raises $200K to Fund Web-Based Writing Activities

EMPIRICAL: Empirical was recently awarded a $200,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a platform for web-based writing activities. The non-profit is the developer of Quill, a free, web-based tool that provides over 150 free, personalized, interactive writing and grammar activities for students in grades 3-12. The money will help Quill develop two new products: Stories With Friends, where students collaboratively write with chosen vocabulary words, and Proofing Ground, a peer review tool. Quill's platform was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation back in 2013. Get more info on the recent financing from Quill's press release, and on EdSurge's Quill product review here.

Editor's note: A previous version said the award went to Quill. This has been changed to Empirical, the non-profit organization that is the developer of Quill (and which received the grant).

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