New York City educator wins literacy sponsorship award

Kristen Greco, a teacher working to build literacy skills in poor and minority sixth through eighth grade students at a Bronx, NY charter school, will receive 30 year-long subscriptions to Pearson's reading and writing comprehension tool, WriteToLearn, after winning the WeAreTeachers-WriteToLearn Sponsorship Award.

Greco will receive a $1,200 prize package, consisting of a one-year subscription of 30 licenses to WriteToLearn, plus training.

With WriteToLearn, students practice essay writing and summarization skills, and their efforts are measured by Pearson’s Knowledge Analysis Technologies™ (KAT) engine, an automated assessment technology that evaluates the meaning of text, not just grammatical correctness or spelling.