An electronic-textbook company called CourseSmart lets teachers track whether and how their students are reading assigned textbooks, allowing them to tack on “engagement index” scores to the students’ performance. It’s the latest form of intrusion in private habits driven more by marketing and gimmickry than good intentions.
The girls’ reading club hosted a sleep-over in the library, the boys’ club launched a reading campaign, and both are sponsoring a book drive this week to benefit the ITMS library.
The Jaguar Stones trilogy authors Jon and Pamela Voelkel brought their live spectacle, humor and accurate history to some 90 Indian Trails Middle School students, setting a calendar’s record straight along the way.
China counted 162 million online readers in 2009, with online literature the 4th most-popular type of online entertainment after music, videos and games and E-books emerging as an important new distribution channel.
The district’s overall score dropped 3 points in reading and improved one point in math. Heritage Academy is a drag.
School-by-school achievements in math and reading by proficiency level, including 2009 comparisons.