​Nonprofit Edtech Research Center Waterford Institute Acquires Curriculet

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​Nonprofit Edtech Research Center Waterford Institute Acquires Curriculet

Dec 6, 2016

CURRICULET, a self-guided digital reading platform that shut its doors in June, has new plans in store. Nonprofit edtech and research center Waterford Institute today announced it has acquired the San Francisco-based startup for an undisclosed amount. Under its new ownership, Curriculet’s platform will initially become part of the Waterford curriculum focusing on third to sixth grade students, and later the acquirer plans to offer Curriculet’s program features through grade 12. According to a press release, a “reboot” of the Curriculet program will go down just in time for the 2017 back-to-school season.

“We are thrilled to find the right home for Curriculet to move the great platform we built into its next phase,” Jason Singer, founder and CEO of Curriculet, said in the announcement. “Pairing Curriculet's independent reading platform with the proven product of Waterford Early Learning provides each child with an ideal path to literacy and a lifelong love of reading.” Though unavailable for additional comment, Singer has reportedly been in conversations with Waterford since shutting down his company in June, according to the nonprofit’s marketing director, Diane Weaver.

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