PUP in the News

NAEP test results confirm that parent input is essential

April 12th, 2018

This week, scores came out for the only nationwide test that lets us compare results from one state to another. That test is called the National Assessment of Educational Progress or NAEP, and if you are wondering whether your own child took it or will take it in the years to come, (more…)

U.S. lags behind in 4th grade test of reading skills

December 29th, 2017


The latest results of a 4th grade reading skills test should sound an alarm in every household in America: while literacy rates are at an all-time high worldwide, our country’s not keeping up. In fact, only 16% of U.S. children scored in the highest category (advanced) —and what’s worse, this number has not improved for at least five years.

As a parent, what should you make of these latest results? From our point of view, this data highlights the need to pay more attention to your own child’s reading progress. (more…)

The Needham Times: Needham parent creates interactive child literacy website

October 18th, 2017

PUP founder Joan Kelley has been featured in her hometown newspaper. You can find the full article, by Stefan Geller, on the Needham Times website:

PUP in the Needham Times

WBUR: A new website hopes to help parents build literacy at home

October 18th, 2017

WBUR’s Max Larkin wrote an in-depth piece for Edify on how PUP came to be and how we hope to help our users. Read all about it on WBUR’s website!