Tech Optimist Episode 14: Our Children Can’t Read

Andrea Reisman Johnson explains how her company Rally Reader is making reading accessible and enjoyable for K-12 students

Alumni Ventures
2 min readJun 14, 2024

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In this episode, Alumni Ventures Founder and CEO Mike Collins talks with Andrea Reisman Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO of Rally Reader. Discover how her platform addresses literacy challenges by combining tech with engaging content to enhance reading skills for K-12 students. Learn about Andrea’s personal journey and how Rally Reader is making reading accessible and enjoyable for children, helping them succeed academically.

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