After spending years in the classroom, Jessica Reid Sliwerski decided to tap into her experience as an elementary school teacher and principal to tea“Education is the single most effective strategy our country has for disrupting generational poverty, and yet pre-COVID only 35% of 4th graders were proficient in reading. There is a staggering correlation between the inability to read by 4th grade and adult incarceration rates,” said Jessica Sliwerski, CEO of Open Up Resources.
“Schools and districts can take years to implement new curriculum, but kids can’t wait. That’s why we’re proud to partner with Zoom to bring science-backed, personalized reading instruction to children…As a nonprofit, we couldn’t do something like this without Zoom’s technology and support. This work has potential to be a catalyst for meaningful change in the lives of these families.”
From “Zoom Announces EdInnovation Award Recipients” (March 2021)