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Mankato, MN, United States, 2011/10/26 - 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 in the state - CapstonePub.com.
Six schools have been awarded matching grants, funding dollar for dollar their purchase of myON reader, an online personalized literacy environment matching students’ interests and reading levels to recommended enhanced digital books.
“We’re thrilled to provide schools with an innovative digital solution that encourages 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 1,500 enhanced digital nonfiction and fiction books at their fingertips. And, it weighs nothing at all!”
Recipients of the 2011 Georgia Progressive Reading Grant are:
Atlanta Public Schools:
• King Middle School;
• Therrell High School of Law, Government and Public Policy.
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. myON reader 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 Twiggs County Public Schools to realize our number one goal, to increase learning and achievement for our students. 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,” said Dr. Valya Lee, Superintendent, Twiggs County Public Schools.
About Capstone Digital
Capstone Digital, a division of Capstone, develops personalized learning environments and interactive resources. Offerings include digital books, research databases and personalized reading platforms, all designed to increase fluency and reading levels for PreK-9 students. Using Capstone Digital products, students gain confidence in their abilities, take ownership in their reading growth, and achieve success across the curriculum.
Capstone (capstonepub.com) is a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, offering everything from nonfiction, fiction, and picture books to interactive books, research databases, and literacy programs. Imprints and divisions include Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Heinemann-Raintree, Heinemann-Raintree Classroom, Picture Window Books, Stone Arch Books, and Capstone Digital.