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American Reading Company

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About American Reading Company

American Reading Company, founded in 1998, transforms school cultures to create sustainable reading achievement through training, management, and monitoring systems. Today, more than a million students in 2,100 schools across 420 districts in 41 states participate in the company's programs. Extensive research results show that 100 Book Challenge has boosted the standardized reading test scores of students and dramatically closed the achievement gap in participating schools. Action 100 is the company's most comprehensive intervention program to turn around the nation's lowest-performing schools under the requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Headquarters Location

201 South Gulph Road

King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 19406,

United States


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Latest American Reading Company News

American Reading Company and TerraSol Energies Dedicate Completed SunPower Solar System

Jul 18, 2016

KING OF P Russia , Pa., July 18, 2016 /PR News wire/ -- Today, American Reading Company, an educational services company, and TerraSol Energies, a SunPower commercial partner, announced the completion of a 313-kilowatt high efficiency SunPower® Helix™ Roof solar power system at American Reading's warehouse in King of Prussia. "As a triple bottom line company (people, planet, profit), we are proud that our new SunPower system will help us reduce carbon em ISS ions and save approximately $2 million in electricity costs over the next 25 years," said American Reading CEO and Founder Jane Hileman. Continue Reading "It's rewarding to help our customers achieve financial savings and peace of mind as a result of selecting the most efficient and reliable solar technology on the market today, which is what you get with SunPower," said Robert Santoleri, vice president of TerraSol Energies. "The high quality SunPower Helix technology combined with TerraSol's reputation for excellent craftsmanship and customer service helped American Reading decide to go solar. " The SunPower® Helix™ Roof product is the world's first fully-integrated rooftop solar solution for commercial customers. It is a pre-engineered, modular solution that is built to last, maximizes power production, and can be installed almost three times faster than competing technology, enabling customers to scale their solar programs quickly with minimal business disruption. The Helix product was Launched by SunPower last year. SunPower is currently installing Helix systems for customers such as Macy's and Bed, Bath and Beyond. The Helix system for American Reading is the first SunPower Helix Roof system installed by one of SunPower's commercial partners. "With standardized components, we have eliminated the inefficiencies and added costs of complex solar system design," said Bill Kelly , SunPower vice president. "Helix makes the complex simple, allowing customers like American Reading to manage energy costs and maximize solar power production over the long term. We commend TerraSol for being the first of our commercial dealers to complete a Helix Roof system, and look forward to their continued success. " About American Reading Company American Reading Company is a diverse, mission-driven, w Oman -owned business based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Built and run by education activists, ARC is a trusted partner of 5,320 schools and 1,070 districts in 50 states. With a staff of more than 200, ARC helps strengthen district and school capacity at every level to ensure all students read, write, discuss, think, investigate, and solve problems at ever-increasing levels of proficiency. As a result, students' academic performance is accelerated and their life prospects are fundamentally improved. About TerraSol Energies TerraSol Energies, Inc. was founded in 2009 by a professional group of Villanova University graduate engineers who are recognized experts in the field of solar energy. The TerraSol team provides full-service energy solutions with a FOC us on renewable energy and high efficiency lighting. TerraSol has successfully completed more than 60 installations in PA, NJ, DE, MD and Washington, DC during the last seven years with commercial and residential partners who have identified TerraSol Energies as one of the area's most preferred and knowledgeable teams of solar specialists. The company is noted for its customized installations which have achieved significant economies of scale for companies, organizations and homeowners in the Northeast. TerraSol Energies, Inc., which is based in Glen Mills, PA, has been a SunPower partner since 2011.

American Reading Company Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was American Reading Company founded?

    American Reading Company was founded in 1997.

  • Where is American Reading Company's headquarters?

    American Reading Company's headquarters is located at 201 South Gulph Road, King Of Prussia.

  • What is American Reading Company's latest funding round?

    American Reading Company's latest funding round is Unattributed VC.

  • Who are the investors of American Reading Company?

    Investors of American Reading Company include Random House Ventures and Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments.

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