Peter Gault

Executive Director’s free, AI-powered literacy tools help low-income 4th-12th grade students become strong writers and critical thinkers. Quill uses artificial intelligence to provide students with immediate feedback on their work, enabling them to revise their writing and quickly improve their skills. Teachers are provided with free access to our research-based curriculum, and our nonprofit, open-source organization works with academic researchers across the country to design and build its technology and curriculum. 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 have already helped more than nine million students from 30,000 schools across the United States, with students writing and receiving feedback on more than two billion sentences. To accomplish our mission, Quill is supported by grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Overdeck Family Foundation, and, among others. In February 2018, Fast Company recognized Quill as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Education Companies of 2018. To learn more about how Quill's AI helps low-income students, see this profile from the Gates Foundation: