December 13, 2016
acacia elementary school

It takes a village: raising engaged readers at an Arizona school

It takes a village to raise a strong culture of readers, and the Washington Elementary School District’s Acacia Elementary School in Phoenix, Arizona, is living proof. The community as a whole has become directly involved in and accountable for their […]
December 13, 2016

Using nonfiction digital text to engage and empower all readers

Librarian and media specialist Nancy Hniedziejko (neh-JAY-koh) of Myers Elementary in Pennsylvania briefly stepped away from her fourth-grade remedial students to work with another group. When she returned, she found them giggling and full of commotion. It was all due […]
December 13, 2016
oklahoma school

Oklahoma school exceeds state reading average despite high poverty rate

Eugene Field Elementary in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is 100 percent free and reduced lunch—and more than 100 percent committed to reading. “Our teachers understand our children enter school with limited resources and a limited support system,” said Dr. Wilbur House, […]
December 13, 2016
clevand school

Ohio arts school celebrates an encore performance in reading achievement

With their abundant musical, dance, and other talents, students at Cleveland School of the Arts are no strangers to rehearsal and performance. But reading practice and performance also take center stage. Last year, Cleveland School of the Arts achieved Reading […]