Cricket Media's award winning content will be provided to low-income students ages 4-18
WASHINGTON, DC, April 30th, 2015 /CNW/ - Cricket Media, an education media company and global learning network, today announced their participation in the ConnectEd initiative, President Obama's signature initiative focused on transforming teaching and learning through digital connectivity and content.
Cricket Media is one of nine media companies participating in today's launch and the leading short form content provider donating content to be made available to low-income students as a part of this initiative. Cricket's full family of brands including Ladybug and Cricket will be made available through New York Public Library's e-reader app. Librarians from across the United States will help connect young readers with books that match their reading levels and interests. For more information on the ConnectEd initiative, please see the White House Fact Sheet.
"It is a great privilege to participate in this innovative and transformative program," said Katya Andresen, CEO, Cricket Media. "We fully support the ConnectEd initiative's mission of transforming teaching and learning through the best of digital content. We are excited to expand access to our content to inspire the imagination of young learners across the country."
About Cricket Media
Cricket Media (TSXV: CKT) is an education media company that provides award-winning content on a safe and secure learning network for children, families and teachers across the world. Cricket Media's 11 popular media brands for toddlers to teens include Babybug, Ladybug, Cricket® and Cobblestone®. The Company's innovative web-based K12 tools for school and home include the ePals community and virtual classroom for global collaboration as well as In2Books®, a Common Core eMentoring program that builds reading, writing and critical thinking skills. Cricket Media serves approximately one million classrooms and millions of teachers, students and parents in over 200 countries and territories through its platform and NeuPals, its joint venture with China's leading IT services company Neusoft. Cricket Media also licenses its content and platform to top publishing and educational companies worldwide. For more information, please visit www.Cricketmag.com, www.ePals.com.
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For further information: Katya Andresen, Chief Executive Officer, Cricket Media, [email protected], 703-885-3402