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MindPlay Acquires LightSail Education

MindPlay Education has acquired LightSail Education, a leading K-12 digital literacy platform. The acquisition will enhance MindPlay’s mission to unlock student success.

Noah Sturdevant Published: March 16, 2023

MindPlay Education has acquired LightSail Education, a leading K-12 digital literacy platform

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MindPlay Education, LLC 

Noah Sturdevant 



Release Date: March 16, 2023

Tucson, Arizona – For over 40 years, MindPlay Education has been providing learning  experiences to educators and families and continues to pave the way.  

We are most excited to announce the acquisition of LightSail Education, a leading K-12  digital literacy platform. The acquisition of LightSail greatly contributes to MindPlay’s  mission to unlock student success for students across the Nation. The addition of  LightSail Education will provide educators a distinct advantage when it comes to digital  library tools as it creates an engaging literacy space for all students to enhance their  reading and learning journey.  

Quote from Jeff Pendleton, MindPlay CEO 

“Adding LightSail to MindPlay’s decades of developing education software and making  learning accessible to everyone, make so much sense. LightSail is an innovative and  effective learning platform that helps students learn from the content they love, with  the social features today’s students expect. Its instructional and administrative tools  deliver on districts’ needs for ease-of-use, versatility, pedagogical rigor, and value  without sacrificing students’ need for an engaging, content-rich, and diverse literacy  experience.” 

Quote from Steven Gittleson, LightSail Co-Founder and CEO 

“We are excited to join the MindPlay team and their mission of unlocking student  success. LightSail has been helping learners develop reading confidence regardless of  their starting point for years. Our breadth of content delivered across multiple learning  modalities will be a powerful combination with MindPlay’s instructional expertise” 

MindPlay Education is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, and was originally founded as  a development company for educational publishers. In 1986, founder Judith Bliss  created a self-published line of software called MindPlay, and the company has been  focused on delivering Software as a Service ever since.  Contact us today for more information at: mindplay.com/contact/

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