MindPlay, Dayton Superintendent Featured in Tech & Learning

Trusted industry journal profiles visionary superintendent’s tools and strategies

April 10, 2020, Tucson, AZ— MindPlay online literacy publisher announced today that their successful K-12 reading program has been showcased through a profile of the Dayton (OH) Public Schools and its visionary superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Lolli. The feature, “How It’s Done: Using Blended Learning to Close Achievement Gap,” was published in the April edition of Tech & Learning magazine, and focuses on the winning tools and strategies of the recently at-risk district.

“When I became superintendent [in 2018], we stopped using software that wasn’t delivering results and focused on core instruction and quality interventions delivered through a blended curriculum,” says Dr. Lolli.

Based on the science of reading and following an explicit, systematic instructional approach, MindPlay is one of a few key solutions Dayton has implemented to help stabilize the district and forestall any need for the state to take over its schools. Dr. Lolli noted the district’s gap closing score for ELL, special education and poverty students has  risen from an “F’ to a “C” in just one year.

The MindPlay online reading program offers screening, assessment, instruction delivered  by speech pathologists, ongoing progress updates for teachers, parents, and school administrators  and many more features.

About MindPlay

Founder Judith Bliss started the MindPlay Company more than 30 years ago, to create a solution to the challenges of learning to read.  After overcoming her own reading disabilities, her goal was to help struggling learners succeed in school and life. MindPlay’s mission is to develop, publish, and distribute cost-effective learning tools that support individual growth and skill development. The curriculum includes clear objectives, inviting graphics and technological innovations. MindPlay educational software programs appeal to multiple learning styles, identify individual student needs and differentiate instruction. www.mindplay.com.



Susan McLester

McLester PR, Content & Communications