The Coahoma County School District, located in the rural Mississippi Delta, is a community of readers. And myON is helping educators increase student access and tap into students’ love of reading by making it more accessible, more convenient and more fun, according to Dr. Mario Keys, Director of Professional Development and Federal Programs.
“We are making great strides in academic achievement and student learning in the district,” he said. “We believe that reading is foundational to increasing learning and maximizing our students’ potential, so we are invested in making sure that they have the tools they need to succeed.”
The myON implementation officially launched in October 2015, coinciding with a one-to-one initiative. The rest-year focus has been on reinforcing and promoting reading among the 1,610 students PK-Grade 12.
Strong support from Superintendent Xandra Brooks-Keys and exceptional building level leadership from principals, coupled with professional development and consistent school and district level reading challenges that tap into a sense of competitiveness among students and staff, are among the best practices that have yielded strong early results.