EarlyBird Education, developer of the EarlyBird game-based early literacy assessment, has raised $3.5 million in funding, led by venture capital firm Lobby Capital. In addition, David Hornik, founding partner at Lobby Capital and founder of the Lobby Conferences, will join the EarlyBird Education Board of Directors.
The Global EdTech Startup Awards (GESAwards), the largest edtech competition and community in the world, has chosen EarlyBird Education as a 2021 Regional Semi-Finalist. EarlyBird Education is one of nine companies from the United States and Canada selected to participate in the East Coast Semi-Finals.
Two-thirds of U.S. fourth graders are not reading at a proficient level, and reading difficulties are often identified too late for students to catch up with their peers, even with intervention. To help schools identify children at risk for reading difficulties before they start struggling with reading, EarlyBird Education today announces the nationwide release of the EarlyBird game-based screener.