Quill.org’s free online tools help low-income K-12 students become strong writers and critical thinkers. To ensure that every student in the United States can become a strong writer, we provide teachers with free access to our research-based curriculum. Quill.org’s exercises incorporate machine learning and natural language processing to provide students with immediate feedback on their work, enabling students to revise their writing and quickly improve their skills.
There are 30 million low-income K-12 students in the United States who struggle with basic writing, one of the most important skills people need to improve reading comprehension and advance critical thinking. We are aiming to help at least 10 million low-income students become strong writers and critical thinkers in the next five years, and we have already helped 900,000 students from 5,000 schools across the United States. To accomplish our mission, Quill is supported by grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, AT&T Foundation, and Google.org, among others.
Quill is an open-source organization, and we work with a large community of developers and educators to launch new literacy tools aligned with our mission. Quill is now working with academic researchers from Stanford and Harvard University to build open source artificial intelligence tools that can help students write thesis statements, use evidence to support claims, and compose essays. Through a nonprofit, community-led effort, we will be able to build revolutionary open source tools that serve the needs of students across the world.