Imagine Learning Acquires Winsor Learning, Launches Imagine Ascend Special Education Courseware

K–12 digital curriculum provider Imagine Learning has acquired K–12 reading support company Winsor Learning to address the needs of over 7 million students with disabilities across the United States. It has launched an initiative called Imagine Ascend, a program that will use digital courseware and virtual instructors to teach special education students.

Winsor brings to the table its structured literacy Sonday System, which uses the Orton-Gillingham multisensory reading approach for dyslexic and at-risk students. The company describes it as “a simple, cost-effective tool for K–12 educators to identify and quickly intervene with struggling readers.” It can be used by experienced educators and volunteer tutors.

“We’ve seen first-hand the impact of pandemic-driven learning loss and have heard directly from our education partners that they require specialized curriculum to address the needs of students with disabilities who have been disproportionately impacted,” said Jonathan Grayer, chairman and CEO of Imagine Learning. “We are especially excited to welcome the Winsor Learning team to Imagine Learning…. We believe there is significant opportunity to expand Winsor’s product set across our footprint as we create digital supplements to complement their existing offerings.”

More details can be found on the Imagine Ascend page.

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Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.