When children read, they gain the potential to think creatively. Only then do they have a fighting chance to stand up and stand out.
The Rolling Riders program aims to foster literacy by giving children access to digital books on Wi-Fi-equipped buses.
Students in the public charter system are encouraged to join the Millionaire Readers Club by reading a million or more words over the course of the school year.
More robust and accessible pre-K and early literacy programming and a genuine statewide commitment to educational funding are critical to addressing current elementary reading gaps and their lifelong repercussions, said the superintendents of San Antonio’s three largest school districts at a panel discussion Friday.
While the idea of a research institution may call up visions of microscopes, sterile labs, and isolated professors in their offices, the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is pursuing something more holistic.
On September 21, H-E-B stores across San Antonio will host Read 3 “Read-Ins,” story time sessions for children from 10-10:30 a.m. to encourage the community to join together in a celebration of reading.
Editor’s note: This article is the fifth of a multi-part series on Stewart Elementary school, a case study for change in the San Antonio Independent School District. The students and families in this series have been assigned aliases to protect their privacy.
The New Yorker recently published an article by David Denby entitled “Do Teens Read Seriously Anymore?” in which he bemoaned the decline in reading as adolescents get older, their lack of attention span, and their apparent failure to read “serious” literature.
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The San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) plans to upgrade its technology services citywide by making library card registration and free Internet usage more accessible.