Exceeding the 9 Million Word Challenge

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The district is celebrating the early achievement of its challenge to read 9 Million words by June 1, 2018 through the Read2Succeed initiative. Mineola students and families far exceeded this challenge by achieving 9 million words before the winter break on December 20, 2017.

“I want to congratulate our students, teachers, families, and community members who have rallied together to read more than 9 million words far in advance of the June 1, 2018 deadline. This effort supports our district mission to provide experiences that lead students to greater heights of learning and success,” said Superintendent of Schools Michael P. Nagler, Ed.D.

Through the Read2Succeed early literacy initiative, families are given free access to the Footsteps2Brilliance mobile app. The app provides hundreds of eBooks, literacy skill games, and writing activities designed to build strong early literacy foundations for children. Through partnerships with the school district, the Mineola library, and other community organizations, Read2Succeed aims to reach children and families throughout the community, so that every child has equity access to this powerful learning tool—even before they enroll in school.

A new challenge has been issued for students and families to achieve 20,000,000 words read by June 1, 2018.