Reading Kingdom, creators of the innovative online reading program, to present as finalist at SxSWedu’s LAUNCHedu event

February 29, 2012 – Austin, TX – Reading Kingdom, the patented online program that teaches children all 6 skills required for reading and writing success will present at SxSWedu’s LAUNCHedu event on Wednesday, March 7 in Austin, Texas.

Reading Kingdom was selected as one of six finalists in LAUNCHedu’s K-12 category. Based upon successful accelerator programs at SXSW Interactive and SXSW Music, LAUNCHedu is a venue where companies pitch their education business concepts and products to a panel of seasoned education venture capitalists and investors.

The presentation will be made by software entrepreneur and Reading Kingdom CEO Jonathan Blank. The innovative online reading program was created by Jonathan based on the patented techniques of his mother and long-time colleague, Dr. Marion Blank, the Director of the Light on Learning Institute at Columbia University, author of “The Reading Remedy” and winner of the Upton Sinclair Award which honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to education. She has devoted her life to helping children learn to read and is recognized by her peers as one of the world’s top experts in literacy. Reading Kingdom has used her innovative methods to help thousands of children. Now Reading Kingdom’s online program makes those methods available to every child.

Shockingly, Department of Education statistics reveal that 65%-70% of children fail to become “proficient” readers. Reading Kingdom uses groundbreaking teaching methods, invented by Reading Kingdom, that overcome the problems inherent in standard reading education. The company’s website offers research based, adaptive online reading and writing programs and reading games for kids. In addition, through its community outreach, scholarships, and school pilot programs Reading Kingdom is actively working to ensure that all children have the opportunity to become successful readers.

About Reading Kingdom: Reading Kingdom is a fun, easy-to-use online reading program that teaches children 4-10 years old how to read and write to a third grade level. The program was invented by Dr. Marion Blank based on over 40 years of research into how children learn to read. It is the only program available that teaches all six skills children need to learn how to read and write. For more information please visit