A challenge and a reward: $7 million XPrize to create ed tech for adult literacy

|Jun 8th, 2015

Published by: The Hechinger Report

NEW YORK CITY – Millions of dollars are being dangled as an incentive to get people to invent education technology that helps teach adults who struggle with basic reading and writing.

The Barbara Bush Adult Literacy XPrize, announced today, offers $7 million in prizes for those who create technology for mobile devices, such as smartphones, that improves literacy for adults. The goal is two-fold: create awareness of the number of adults with low literacy skills, and inspire talented innovators to do something about it.

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