Culver City’s Quackenworth Wins Bill & Melinda Money for Common Core Creativity

Quackenworth has announced that it has been selected as one of the winners of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Literacy Courseware Challenge. The competition, which included innovative educational and technology companies, non-profits, and entrepreneurs, called upon the competitors to develop ideas for personalized, web-based solutions that help students master the Common Core State Standards in literacy. Quackenworth was one of 10 companies chosen for the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) category.

“We are thrilled to be selected as one of the winners of the Literary Courseware Challenge, and we look forward to creating a solution that revolutionizes writing instruction for students and teachers,” said Quackenworth CEO, David Hollaway. Quackenworth will receive a $25,000 grant to develop a prototype and product roadmap for a web-based product that improves the literacy and writing skills of students in grades 4 through 8.

“This new venture will allow us to address a nationwide problem that we are passionate about solving. By providing children with strong writing skills, we can encourage them to reach their fullest potential both personally and professionally,” Hollaway added.

Quackenworth currently has a wide selection of digital learning tools and apps designed to help kids with literacy skills including, Vowel Stories for Beginning Readers, the Witty Bitty Bunch and Remix Series (The Three Little Figs, The Gingerbread Scam, Silly Goat’s Bluff), to name a few. The company currently has 18 apps on iTunes and Google Play. Recently, Quackenworth products were featured on an episode of the docu-series, “Raising Whitley” on the OWN Network as well as in a Whirlpool commercial.
Quackenworth is a children’s education and media company that specializes in publishing children’s books, apps, educational curriculum, teacher management software, and online educational tools. Quackenworth is located in Culver City.

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