GISD Launches New Platform to Expand Reading

Photo Courtesy of the Garland Independent School District

By Allana J. Barefield
Staff Writer 

Garland Independent School District (GISD) officials understand that reading is essential and digital is the new wave. GISD introduced a platform, myON, for their students to log on and access 6,000 books.

This new initiative is under the Literacy for Life umbrella, a community-wide partnership catering to literacy needs. The purpose of this initiative is to provide more of a personalized library, expand bilingual programs, and serve the dyslexia community. 

“District leadership is committed to establishing community-focused initiatives like Literacy for Life to support the enrichment of our tri-cities,” officials said. 

Each student’s account will be able to have access to unlimited age-appropriate books and news articles; and be able to select language from either English or Spanish.

GISD students clicked onto 974,000 books last year and read more than 23 million pages in a span of about nine million minutes.