Earlier this month, more than 200 students, parents and special guests crowded the May Community Academy auditorium for the Achieve3000 “Power of Technology” Award Ceremony, which recognized Austin-North Lawndale Network students who made significant gains in literacy this school year. Achieve3000 provides web-based literacy programs for schools throughout the District to help improve students’ reading and writing skills.
Year-end results from Achieve3000 demonstrate that students from across the Austin-North Lawndale Network who used the programs on a regular basis made nearly double the expected reading gains. As a result, the Network was selected from hundreds of school districts nationwide as a “Power of Technology” Award Winner.
Top “Student Scholars” received medals and certificates from Annette Gurley, Austin-North Lawndale Network Chief, and Saki Dodelson, CEO of Achieve3000. Principals and teachers also were recognized for their continuous efforts over the last school year to help improve student literacy
Dodelson noted that the achievement was made possible by students’ hard work coupled with a steadfast commitment and strong partnership of CPS leaders, principals, teachers and parents. The evening culminated with encouraging remarks from Steve Gering, Chief Leadership Development Officer for CPS, and closing remarks from 24th Ward Alderwoman Deborah Graham.
Pictures from the event can be found in the photo gallery on the right.