King Middle and Therrell High students awarded the 2011 Georgia Progressive Reading Grant

Congratulations to Kalisha George at King Middle School and Pam Givens-Brown at Therrell High School on being awarded the Georgia Progressive Reading Grant.

Capstone Digital, developer of personalized learning environments for students, announces the recipients of its Georgia Progressive Reading Grant, a program focused on improving literacy in schools.

“We’re thrilled to provide schools with an innovative digital solution that will encourage students to read more books, more often in an exciting digital environment” said Haygood Poundstone, Vice President of Capstone Digital. “These students will have access to their own virtual backpack with over 1500 enhanced digital books (non-fiction and fiction) at their fingertips. And, it weighs nothing at all!”

Recipients of the 2011 Georgia Progressive Reading Grant are:

Atlanta Public Schools:

  • Therrell High School of Law, Government and Public Policy
  • King Middle School

Bibb County Schools:

  • Alexander II Magnet School (Bibb County After School Program)

Twiggs County Schools

  • Jeffersonville Elementary School
  • Twiggs County Middle School
  • Twiggs County High School

myON reader provides students with a unique online environment where they have access to the largest digital library with reading supports, including audio, highlighting and embedded dictionary, gives teachers access to  personalize reading programs for their students, and gives administrators the ability to monitor and forecast reading growth based on class, grade, building and district.

“The Georgia Progressive Reading Grant will serve as another opportunity and avenue for TCPS to realize our number one goal, to increase learning and achievement for our students.  The myON reader will provide our students and other school system stakeholders access to an online digital library with reading supports.  We believe this will encourage students to read more books, and develop and/or expand their love of reading.” Dr. Valya Lee, Superintendent, Twiggs County Public Schools

For more information on myON reader, visit www.TheFutureinReading.com.

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  1. We are excited to add Atlanta Public Schools to the myON platform. We now have over 1700 books for students to enjoy both at home and at school! Congrats and happy reading!

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