The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) announces that seven school districts, which are part of its New Vision for Summer School Network (NVSS), will include reading as a key component of their summer programs this year.
Participating districts are: Boston Public Schools; Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD; Richmond, VA; Pittsburgh, PA; Wausau, WI; and FKO AfterSchool, ME.
Through a partnership between NSLA and myON, a business unit of Capstone, students in these districts will have free and unlimited access to myON. The personalized literacy solution gives students access to thousands of enhanced digital books with flexible supports that are matched to their interests and targeted reading levels, along with tools to track and measure their reading progress. Students can rate and review the books they are reading in a safe, social networking environment. More than 3.4 million students nationwide are currently reading on myON.
“The importance of providing young people with exciting and engaging ways to read during the summer months cannot be overstated,” said NSLA’s CEO Sarah Pitcock. “For low-income youth in particular, it is critical to create a seamless pathway of learning from school year to school year.”
myON will provide individual accounts for every student and staff member in the participating programs. Professional development for staff and ongoing support will be provided, along with the opportunity to participate in myON’s national summer reading challenge, myMAGICALsummer.