January 5 2023
Westchester Innovation Network (WIN), a Business Council of Westchester initiative designed to connect innovative products and services with existing organizations to guide and support their development, paired the company with the Yonkers Housing Authority (YHA).
October 1 2022
The health education tech company Lessonbee has won a $100,000 award from the Google for Startups Initiative.
June 13 2022
The health education platform LessonBee will introduce its instructional program this summer to Yonkers' affordable housing residents as part of the Westchester Innovation Network.
May 24 2022
Jon Ravitz, host of Westchester Means Business on WVOX radio, interviews Lessonbee CEO and founder Reva McPollom about her experiences as an entrepreneur transforming K-12 health education and SEL for students, teachers and families.
Dec 5 2021
We at Lessonbee were thrilled to attend the NYSCATE annual conference last month in Rochester and meet with many of you. It was helpful for us to learn about the challenges you face with providing high quality health education in your districts. We heard things like there's not enough curriculum time, stakeholders don't see it as a priority, and students lack devices and high-speed Internet.
Jul 13, 2021
While the pandemic and being in lockdown was historically hard for everyone, it was especially rough for kids. In ordinary, pre-pandemic life, I would hear an abbreviated version of my child’s day when they’d come home from school.
Jun 16, 2021
If your health education classes in school were defined by awkward conversations, outdated science, and silence on issues related to the LGBTQ+ community and different cultures, Reva McPollom (M.A. ’12) relates to what you went through. As the founder and CEO of Lessonbee — an online learning platform that offers culturally relevant health education courses — she’s rewriting the rules to break new ground in how schools teach sex education, mental health and more.
Jan 4, 2021
For years, the extent of American health education was a gym teacher rolling out the slide projector and droning on about the evils of drugs, alcohol, and sex. But Reva McPollom, an entrepreneur with a background in digital learning, believes that today’s generation needs a modern version of health education that meets students “where they’re at.”
Sep 21, 2020
Reva McPollom wants to make "coming of age" less confusing. Her own experience growing up queer highlighted inadequacies in the way topics like mental and sexual health and identity have traditionally been taught in schools. Now an educator and
Jun 30, 2020
Growing up and exploring her queer identity without having proper sexual or mental health education left Reva McPollom often feeling confused and isolated. For that reason, she seeks to build conversation, especially in schools, among peers, and
Jun 30, 2020
Sex education in the United States is complicated.One example: For decades, the United States invested billions into abstinence-only programs. Eventually, schools rejected government funding for these programs and pushed a more
Jun 29, 2020
In contrast to these outdated modes of sex and nutrition education, Lessonbee is health class for the Instagram age. Founded by Reva McPollom in 2016, Lessonbee offers online classes that take broad topics like depression, bullying, sex, anorexia, gender-
Jun 25, 2020
Lessonbee, founded by Reva McPollom, is an edtech company on a mission to promote health and lifelong learning through culturally responsive education. It addresses the need for accurate and inclusive learning content for health
Jun 22, 2020
Founded by Reva McPollom, Lessonbee is a learning tool for students, families, and their educators to learn about the various aspects of health. It was created to address a very real, dire problem affecting students across the U.S.: a lack of access to digital,
Jun 02, 2020
Reva McPollom is a millennial mom, digital learning consultant, and the founder and CEO of Lessonbee, an educational technology company that’s reinventing the health education experience with adaptive digital curriculum and instructional tools to
May 28, 2020
Reva McPollom always knew she liked informing the public. She started her career writing for the Home News Tribune and the Star Ledger in New Jersey in the early 2000s. As digital media evolved, so did she. After a few years working for a mobile
Feb 26, 2020
Lessonbee is an educational technology company and was recently approved by the Chicago Public Schools Office of Student Health and Wellness as a supplemental resource. Chicago Public Schools is the third largest school district in the United
Oct 10, 2019
Lessonbee Founder Reva McPollom makes health class interactive and thoughtful. Here she also describes the tough realities of building a startup and balancing life. Lessonbee is one of six Columbia affiliated startups who will be presenting in the 9th
Jun 30, 2019
Mt. Vernon, NY-based Lessonbee, which aims to transform health education with a new platform of health and sex education materials. According to founder Reva McPollom, her goal of building better health education will have a profound impact on
Jun 18, 2019
Lessonbee, is focused on building a platform to help with sex and health education in the public schools in the region. New York State says every public school now needs to offer sex and health education for every single student. Teachers
Feb 03, 2020
LessonBee is an edtech company from the USA that’s reinventing the health class experience with culture-responsive adaptive digital curriculum delivered via a cloud-based reflective learning system. “We recognize that healthy students behave