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Posted Jul 09, 2018  |  Press release

Renaissance Announces New Appointments within Executive Leadership Team

Todd Brekhus named chief product officer and Sarah DiFrancesco appointed chief marketing officer to drive continued growth of solutions that help accelerate learning for all.

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (June 25, 2018) – Renaissance®, a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, today announced...

Posted Jun 27, 2018  |  myON Mentions

New York State Education Department and State Library Launch 2018 Summer Reading Program, "Libraries Rock!"

NYSED Partnering with myON to Expand Digital Book Access for Children and Families

New York State Education Department News Release - June 12, 2018

The New York State Education Department and the New York State Library are partnering with 1,100 main public libraries and...

Posted Jun 19, 2018  |  Press release

Renaissance Literacy Growth Products Receive 2018 SIIA Education Technology CODiE Awards

Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360, myON, by Renaissance, and Todd Brekhus, chief product officer at Renaissance, all honored with prestigious industry awards

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (June 15, 2018) – Renaissance®, a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, announced today that two of its...

Posted Jun 07, 2018  |  Press release

Renaissance and myON Named 2018 SIIA CODiE Award Finalists in Four Categories

Renaissance Flow 360, Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360, myON, by Renaissance, and myON News earn prestigious industry recognition

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (May 4, 2018) – Renaissance®, a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, is proud to announce four of the organization’s solutions—...

Posted Apr 06, 2018  |  myON Mentions

Novel Ideas for Writing Instruction

Tech & Learning | April 4, 2018 

By: Tara Smith 

Edtech tools are helping educators everywhere discover new possibilities for writing instruction. Teachers are happier. They’re reading student work that’s more thoughtful, properly revised, and well researched, and they’re able...

Posted Mar 19, 2018  |  Press release

Renaissance Acquires myON to Expand Digital Literacy Solutions

Renaissance and myON come together to deliver a shared vision of literacy growth for all students.

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (March 19, 2018) – Renaissance®, a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, today announced the acquisition of myON®, a leading provider of digital literacy solutions,...

Posted Mar 13, 2018  |  myON Mentions

The data-driven school district

Smart Brief | March 13, 2018

By: Chris Marczak

In the Maury County School District in Tennessee, data drives every decision we make. Real-time data informs daily lesson plans and helps teachers decide what books to recommend to their students. On an administrative level, we use...

Posted Mar 05, 2018  |  myON Mentions

S.L. Mason Elementary class wins Reading Bowl Championship

Valdosta Daily | March 4, 2018

LaSharon Jackson’s fourth grade class at S.L. Mason Elementary School won Malcolm Mitchell’s Read With Malcolm National Reading Bowl Championship. 

They participated in a four-week challenge with other students from across the United States, a...

Posted Feb 26, 2018  |  myON Mentions

How to teach media literacy

eSchool News | February 26, 2018

By: Julia Ottesen 

Media literacy is more important today than ever. It is a critical skill for students of all ages, especially because teenagers spend an average of nine hours a day on media that doesn’t include schoolwork or homework. Educators...

Posted Feb 20, 2018  |  myON Mentions

Longview ISD hopes online program hooks readers

Longview News-Journal | February 20, 2017

By: Jimmy Isaac 

Longview school leaders hope a new online initiative sparks reading interest for young students across the region.

East Texas Reads, the new program the Longview ISD kicked off Monday, already has inspired the...

Posted Feb 07, 2018  |  myON Mentions

District attorney donates $4.5K to school to encourage reading

Clayton Daily News | February 3, 2018

By: Chelsea Prince 

JONESBORO — District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson pitched in to help reward Brown Elementary School students who are working hard to meet and exceed their reading goals.

Lawson visited the school Tuesday and brought...

Posted Jan 30, 2018  |  Press release

myON News Daily Articles are Now Available in Three Languages

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN) January 30, 2017 — myON, leading provider of digital literacy solutions in the K–12 marketplace, announced today that myON News Powered by News-O-Matic, an interactive digital multimedia platform that publishes five original news articles for K–8 students every weekday, now...

Posted Jan 29, 2018  |  myON Mentions

ReadOKC having impact on students

NewsOK | January 28th, 2018 

By: Mary Mélon

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. Seuss said it best, and ReadOKC is proving that focused efforts promoting reading are making a difference for Oklahoma City...

Posted Jan 25, 2018  |  myON Mentions

Mission Collegiate now home to Alton’s first public library

The Monitor | January 24, 2018 


ALTON — Public libraries have long served communities with spaces to read, research and attend events of both a festive and educational capacity, and residents here now have a space to do just that.

The city of Alton...

Posted Jan 10, 2018  |  myON Mentions

A year in the life of a student-centered library

eSchoolsNews | January 10, 2018 

By: John Milburn and Kimberly Defusco 

The supervisors of Hillsborough County Public Schools’ media services reflect on what they learned in 2017—and predict changes to come in 2018.

There’s no “typical” day for a library media specialist. In...

Posted Jan 09, 2018  |  Press release

SIIA Honors myON President Todd Brekhus with a Lifetime Achievement Award

Brekhus earns the prestigious recognition for his ongoing contributions to the education technology industry.  

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN) January 10, 2018 — myON, leading provider of digital literacy solutions, announced today its president, Todd Brekhus, has been named the 2017 Lifetime...

Posted Jan 09, 2018  |  myON Mentions

CCS reaps benefits of electronic books

Cleveland Daily Banner | January 7, 2018

Cleveland City Schools has implemented a new e-book service in their elementary schools, and representatives of George R. Stuart Elementary School say they have been reaping the benefits of it. 

The service, MyON, has more than 12,000 titles...


Posted Dec 21, 2017  |  myON Mentions

Meridian CUSD implements myON reading program

Rrstar | December 21, 2017

STILLMAN VALLEY — Meridian Community Unit School District 223 introduced a new reading program, myON, at Highland Elementary School and Monroe Center School this fall.

Students have access to the computer-based reading program at school and at home. The...

Posted Dec 02, 2017  |  myON Mentions

Creating Quality Digital Citizens Through Media Literacy

The Learning Counsel | December 4, 2017

By: Michelle Lipkin 

A media literacy expert provides tips for educators to teach students how to be better digital citizens and identify credible sources

I would confidently argue that media literacy and digital citizenship are the...

Posted Dec 01, 2017  |  myON Mentions

Students supported through OKCPS Compact initiatives

NewsOK | December 3, 2017 

By: Mary Mélon The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber recently held a series of four Board of Advisors small group meetings focused on public education. Leaders from Oklahoma City Public Schools, United Way of...

Posted Nov 08, 2017  |  myON Mentions

In This Digital Age, myON Keeps Students Reading

Nibletz | November 7, 2017

By: Andrea Barker

myON Continues To Innovate, So Kids Continue To Fall In Love With Reading

Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, Encyclopedia Brown, Dr. Seuss, all of those are titles that many of us grew up with. Many of us also received a package in the...

Posted Nov 07, 2017  |  Press release

myON Launches New Data Reports Allowing Educators to Measure Reading with Reading™

 New reporting, goal-setting, and literacy tools free teachers to spend less time assessing and more time teaching.

(Minneapolis, MN) November 7, 2017 — myON, leading provider of digital literacy solutions, today announced enhanced reporting capabilities to include opportunities for goal-...

Posted Oct 10, 2017  |  myON Mentions

Simply the Best!

Edtech Digest | October 10, 2017

IN CLOSE WITH | Yvonne R. Zamora

The principal of Mims Elementary in Mission, TX, Yvonne Zamora shares her thoughts on building a society within her school and why she wishes social media had never been invented.

GETTING STARTED How did you...

Posted Sep 28, 2017  |  myON Mentions

OKC Schools Recognize Top Summer Readers | September 28, 2017 

By: Tim Willert 

Johnson Elementary students were recognized Wednesday for logging nearly 60,000 minutes of reading time over the summer, a period when learning often takes a back seat to other activities.

Fifth-graders Kimberly Mazariegos...

Posted Sep 05, 2017  |  myON Mentions

Fourth-Grade teacher: These are “My Tech Essentials”

eSchool News | September 4, 2017

By: Katherine Bush

Here are the education technology tools that allow kids to create, communicate, and think for themselves.​

As I prepare to start my ninth year of teaching, I find myself reflecting on the tools and resources I value most....

Posted Aug 23, 2017  |  myON Mentions

Why it’s so Important to Teach Media Literacy to Young Learners

Nibletz | August 22, 2017

By Tamera Crews

One elementary school teacher shares how it’s never too early to engage students in critical thinking.

Media literacy is an important topic these days, and for good reason. As our students grow up in the midst of the information...

Posted Aug 14, 2017  |  myON Mentions

Developing culture of reading is vital to Oklahoma City schools, community

NewsOk | August 13, 2017

By: Mary Mélon The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools

Oklahoma City Public Schools elementary students “Got in the Game” in a big way this summer.

ReadOKC, a volunteer led initiative of the OKCPS Compact, was launched last May with the...

Posted Aug 07, 2017  |  myON Mentions

This is how you build the library of the future

eSchool News | August 7, 2017

By: Karen Connors

With an ever-changing job description and a library space where books coexist with 3D printers, a teacher librarian focuses on the four C’s.

When looking towards the future of education and instruction, hardware will not be...

Posted Jul 24, 2017  |  myON Mentions

Trailblazing Companies in Edtech: myON

The Tech Edvocate | July 24, 2017  

The Tech Edvocate is pleased to produce its “Trailblazing Companies in Edtech” series. This series profiles the top edtech companies in the world. The Tech Edvocate’s editorial team has exhaustively researched companies in the edtech space to create...

Posted Jul 18, 2017  |  myON Mentions

The Benefits of Digital Journaling

Smart Brief | July 18, 2017

By: Dr. Tim Webb​

Journaling is a great way to measure students’ reading comprehension. When I first began teaching seven years ago, I had students record their thoughts about what they read in traditional composition books. It was simple and effective...

Posted Jul 14, 2017  |  myON Mentions

a Revolutionary Reading Platform that Engages Children by Cultivating a Love for Literature

Scalarlearning | July 17, 2017


As an English teacher, Todd Brekhus noticed some issues with standard English curriculums. He could list a litany of intricacies that needed improvement, but one problem trumped all others: the love of reading was difficult to...

Posted Jul 11, 2017  |  Press release

myON Partners with NELSON to Personalize Literacy Learning in Canada

The award-winning personalized literacy platform is now available to Canadian educators and students

(Minneapolis, MN) July 12, 2017 — myON, leading provider of digital literacy solutions, and NELSON, Canada’s leading education provider, have entered into a strategic...

Posted Jun 23, 2017  |  myON Mentions

myON News: preK-8 News Articles within the myON Literacy Ecosystem

The EdTech Roundup| June 23, 2017

For those unfamiliar, myON is an online, interactive, digital library with over 10,000 books for pre-K-12 students. Teachers can use myON to assign books, create projects, encourage reading, assess student growth, and now, students can read the news as...

Posted May 24, 2017  |  Press release and myON Announce Professional Learning Community

Building a Community of Readers’ will provide valuable resources focused on literacy

(PRINCETON, NJ) May 24, 2017 ­­— and myON today announced a combined effort to provide educators with robust professional learning opportunities to transform literacy for all...

Posted May 18, 2017  |  myON Mentions

Principal: Real school transformation starts with a magical triangle

eSchool News | May 18, 2017

By Tim Webb, ED. D.

A principal shares how his data-based approach to discipline, academics, and SEL have transformed his middle school.

Every child deserves the opportunity to lead, learn, grow, and succeed. It’s only through a 360-degree...

Posted May 08, 2017  |  myON Mentions

Mission CISD launches community-wide reading program

The Monitor | May 8, 2017

MISSION— In an effort to encourage literacy in children well before school age, the Mission Consolidated Independent School District and partner cities are focusing on providing access to online books to the entire family.

“It’s a library of over 7,000...

Posted May 04, 2017  |  myON Mentions

Hillsborough County Kicks Off the 6th Annual Summer Reading Summit

District Administration | Thursday, May 4, 2017

This year’s summit will spotlight the community-wide ‘Read on myON’ program, which provides free digital books to more than 245,000 users

(Hillsborough, FL) May 4, 2017 — Hillsborough County...

Posted May 04, 2017  |  Press release

Hillsborough County Kicks Off the 6th Annual Summer Reading Summit

This year’s summit will spotlight the community-wide ‘Read on myON’ program, which provides free digital books to more than 245,000 users 

(Hillsborough, FL) May 4, 2017 — Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS), along with nine community partners, today announces the...

Posted Apr 24, 2017  |  myON Mentions

Superintendent: Gen Z achievement soaring with student choice

eSchool News | April 24, 2017 


A superintendent shares his district’s approach to promoting literacy among today’s digital natives through student choice.

You can look at all kids who are currently in grades K–12 as Generation Z. These students are even...

Posted Apr 24, 2017  |  myON Mentions

Parents Learn Skills To Help Their Kids


Valley Morning Star | April 22, 2017 


SAN BENITO — Maria Chavez enjoyed learning about the many services available to her and other parents.

“I didn’t have any idea that they would provide children with these services,” said Chavez, who was...

Posted Apr 20, 2017  |  Press release

myON Named Best Digital and Media Literacy Solution by the Association of American Publishers

The personalized literacy solution was selected as a 2017 REVERE Award honoree in the Classroom category

(Minneapolis, MN) April 20, 2017 – myON today announced that it has been honored by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) with the 2017 REVERE Award for the Best in Digital and...

Posted Apr 19, 2017  |  myON Mentions

Assessing literacy growth with 4 Ms

Smart Brief | April 18, 2017 

By Billy Spicer

When reading text on a digital device, I address the level of engagement with my students by using some of Gravity Goldberg’s work as inspiration. Her recent book Mindsets & Moves helped provide authentic structure with the 4 M...

Posted Apr 19, 2017  |  myON Mentions

App of the Week: myON NEWS

The Learning Counsel | April 18, 2017 

myON NEWS: a digital multimedia platform that is an interactive and fun introduction to daily news and current events 


myON has expanded their literacy ecosystem to include myON NEWS, which publishes five...

Posted Apr 13, 2017  |  myON Mentions

5 Reasons Why Blended Learning Programs Fail and How to Save Them

eSchool News | April 13, 2017

By Mark D. Benigni and Barbara A. Haeffner

Too often, educators who are considering investing in blended learning pull back after hearing horror stories of good programs gone bad. Whether it’s botched rollouts, network snafus, or general apathy that...

Posted Apr 12, 2017  |  myON Mentions

How to Build a Blended Summer School

THE Journal | April 12, 2017

Inspired by the number of students who read at home during spring break, a district launched a summer school program that empowers students to take charge of their own learning.

By Sue Butler

A few years ago, we experienced an exceptionally cold...

Posted Apr 05, 2017  |  myON Mentions

Did you know? 15 new digital curriculum products, developments

eSchool News​ | April 5th, 2017

By Laura Ascione, Managing Editor​

Don't miss this recap of the latest technology product news, reports, and research​

Technology changes at a rapid pace, and educators have to keep up...

Posted Apr 05, 2017  |  myON Mentions

What does assessment without testing look like? Three educators share their preferred methods of alternative assessments

eSchool News | April 5, 2017 

Assessments for Meeting District-Wide Goals 

By: Chris Marczak, Ed.D., Superintendent, Maury County Public Schools, TN 

In the Maury County Public Schools (MCPS) system, we have moved...

Posted Apr 04, 2017  |  Press release

myON Announces Chris Bauleke as its New CEO

 Bauleke will join forces with myON President Todd Brekhus to lead the personalized literacy provider to a new phase of exponential growth

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN) April 4, 2017 — myON, the leading provider of personalized literacy solutions for the K-12 marketplace (including the newly launched...

Posted Mar 18, 2017  |  myON Mentions

Fake News, No

Scholastic Administrator | March 18, 2017 

Tech Tools 

myON News is for classes that want to explore news and current events while skipping the attention-grabbing fake variety. Under the surface, MyON News uses the News-O-Matic platform for assembling stories and presenting the...

Posted Mar 14, 2017  |  Press release

Austin ISD Is Personalizing Literacy Instruction with District-Wide Implementation of myON

85,000 students now have access to thousands of digital books

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN) March 14, 2017 – myON, leading provider of personalized literacy solutions for the K-12 marketplace, today announced its partnership with Austin Independent School District (AISD) on a new...

Posted Mar 06, 2017  |  Press release

myON Launches New Product: myON News Powered by News-O-Matic

Exclusive partnership provides daily multimedia news articles for K–8 students in many languages and at a range of Lexile® levels 

(Minneapolis, MN) March 6, 2017 — myON, the leading provider of personalized literacy solutions in the K–12 marketplace, today introduced...

Posted Feb 23, 2017  |  myON Mentions

Who Says I Don't Like to Read? Sparking a Love of Digital Books Across Detroit

EdSurge | Feb. 23, 2017 

By Deborah L. Winston, Ph.D. 

Change, it seems, really is inevitable. After more than a century of operating as the Detroit Public School system, in 2016, our district was re-named the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD). With the new name...

Posted Feb 21, 2017  |  myON Mentions

Capstone Sells Digital Reading Platform, myON to Private Equity Firm

EdSurge | February 21, 2017

myON, the Minneapolis-based developer behind a digital reading platform for students in grades preK-12, has been acquired by Francisco Partners, a private equity firm with offices in San Francisco and London. Terms of the deal, the first in...

Posted Feb 21, 2017  |  Press release

New Chapter for myON as an Independent Literacy Software Company

(Minneapolis, MN) February 21, 2017 — Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital reading products and services, announced today that Francisco Partners, a leading technology investment firm, has acquired myON. In conjunction with the transaction, Francisco Partners plans to...

Posted Feb 09, 2017  |  Press release

myON 3.7 Arrives Just in Time for TCEA 2017

Updated version of the personalized literacy solution gives educators a clearer view of what their students are reading and how their skills are developing

(Minneapolis, MN) February 2, 2017 — myON, a business unit of Capstone and leading provider of personalized...

Posted Feb 08, 2017  |  myON Mentions

Literacy is the Doorway to Everything

The Edvocate | February 7, 2017 

A principal shares how special book events have ignited her students’ love of reading and connected them with their families 

By Shannon McParland

Before joining the Burnsville-Eagan-...

Posted Feb 07, 2017  |  myON Mentions

myON 3.7 Clarifies What Students are Reading

Language Magazine | February 2017 

myON, a leading provider of personalized literacy solutions in the K-12 marketplace, has released myON 3.7, an updated version of the myON Digital Library and Faculty Report. This newest version provides a variety of updated features...

Posted Feb 06, 2017  |  myON Mentions

Share to Care: Digital Reading Tools

The Learning Counsel | January 20, 2017

Special Education Students Use a Digital Literacy Environment to Build a Love for Reading

By: Judy Hackett and Cathy Kostecki

Motivating students to...

Posted Feb 06, 2017  |  myON Mentions

myON 3.7 Updated Version of Personalized Literacy Solution

EdNet Insight | February 2, 2017 

Updated Version Gives Educators a Clearer View of What Their Students Are Reading and How Their Skills Are Developing

(Minneapolis, MN) February 2, 2017 - myON, a business unit of Capstone and leading provider of personalized literacy solutions in...

Posted Jan 13, 2017  |  myON Mentions

What Effective Blended Learning Looks Like

THE Journal | January 11, 2017 

A high school algebra teacher in Lawrence, KS, has her students watch Khan Academy videos for homework, and when they come to class the next day, she gives them a choice of what to do: They can work together on a problem set that puts the lesson into...

Posted Jan 08, 2017  |  myON Mentions

Beyond the Buzzword: Personalized Learning

The Learning Counsel | Fall/Winter 2016 

An instructional coach shares the tactics to personalize—or probably more precisely, “individualize”—learning

By Monique Jensen

In Parma, Idaho, we believe blended and...

Posted Jan 06, 2017  |  myON Mentions

Superintendents Reflect on their Move Beyond Test Scores

Getting Smart | January 5, 2017 

By Todd Brekhus 

Test scores show whether or not a student can answer a question correctly, not how deeply they understand a concept. This concept is especially true when measuring mastery in an area such as reading. Kids grow more by doing, being...


Posted Dec 19, 2016  |  Press release

Detroit Public Schools Community District Adopts myON in 65 Schools

myON provides a personalized literacy environment through high-quality digital texts

(Minneapolis, MN) December 19, 2016 — myON, a business unit of Capstone and leading provider of personalized literacy solutions in the K-12 marketplace, is proud to announce its partnership with the...

Posted Dec 07, 2016  |  myON Mentions

Superintendent Fosters Love of Reading, Recognized by Education Week for Leadership in Literacy

Cesar Morales Named a '2017 Leader to Learn From' by Education Week, Oxnard, CA  

Education Week | December 7, 2016

By Sarah D. Sparks 

 For a child isolated by poverty, reading can be a critical path to escape—a link both to worlds of better possibility and the foundational...

Posted Dec 05, 2016  |  myON Mentions

Digital Book Push On in Liberty Schools

Coastal Courier | December 4, 2016

By Tiffany King - staff writer and Managing Editor of Liberty Magazine

The numbers speak for themselves.

Liberty County School System students have read 115,629 books during 32,362 hours of reading since the beginning of the school year. ...

Posted Dec 02, 2016  |  Press release

myON Named a "Reader's Choice Top Product" by District Administration Readers

Nominations from top K12 leaders led to the selection of products that enhance learning across the country

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN) December 1, 2016 — myON, leading provider of personalized literacy solutions, has been recognized for making a positive difference in education by K12 leaders who...

Posted Nov 07, 2016  |  myON Mentions

Where We Go From Here in Reading

Education Week | November 7, 2016

By Todd Brekhus

There are far too many students in the United States who can't read proficiently. And, the reading achievement gap has persisted for decades. It's time to re-examine how we in the education community assess and personalize reading....

Posted Oct 25, 2016  |  myON Mentions

Two Educators Explain Their Experience Working with Digital Assessment Platforms

Tech Decisions | October 25, 2016

By Jeanette Bratcher and Tracy Cantrell

Goodbye bubble tests, hello instant feedback - A pair of educators recount how their classrooms have evolved as they move from paper tests to assessments built directly...

Posted Oct 24, 2016  |  myON Mentions

7 Keys for College and Career Readiness Transform a District’s Approach to Learning

The Huffington Post | October 22, 2016

By Chris Marczak, Ed.D.

When I started as superintendent at the Maury County School District (TN) in August 2015, my goal was not just to improve academic performance, but to inspire the enthusiasm of our students, teachers, and principals....

Posted Oct 14, 2016  |  myON Mentions

Reading at Van Wert Elementary put in spotlight at school board work session

Polk County Standard Journal | October 13, 2016

In an age of video games and instant entertainment on the internet, getting kids to enjoy any kind of reading is a tall task for parents and educators alike. This was a goal that Carol Thompson set for herself in instituting a new program...

Posted Oct 12, 2016  |  myON Mentions

3 Steps We're Taking to Ensure True Digital Equity

eSchool News | October 12, 2016

By Royce  Avery

Providing students with tech is a start, but to close the opportunity gap districts must do more

Across the nation, school districts are investing in one-to-one computing...

Posted Oct 11, 2016  |  Press release

myON and Indiana Department of Education Partner to Improve Migrant Students’ Reading and Writing Skills

Access to thousands of digital books in myON’s literacy environment has helped improve reading achievement among Indiana’s migrant student population

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN) October 11, 2016 – myON, a business unit of Capstone and leading provider of personalized literacy solutions in the K-12...

Posted Oct 06, 2016  |  myON Mentions

Can't Stop Reading!

EdTech Digest | October 6, 2016

Guest Column | by Judy Hackett and Cathy Kostecki

How do you get your most struggling readers to engage in high-quality text? Research shows two key parts in motivating students to want to read are 1) to provide a variety of high-interest text; and 2...

Posted Sep 28, 2016  |  myON Mentions

Blending the environment, learning

ASCD SmartBrief | September 28, 2016

By Angela Robinson and Katy Turner

Upon entering Munford Elementary School, you find yourself in a cave surrounded by stalagmites and stalactites. Continuing down the hallway, you follow a curvy stone path lined with realistic trees. The...

Posted Sep 21, 2016  |  myON Mentions

Marketplace Trend Update: 4 Ed Tech Developments

eSchool News | September 21, 2016

By Laura Devaney

Don't miss this recap of the latest product news, reports, and research in the ed-tech world

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes...

Posted Sep 20, 2016  |  Press release

Manor ISD Adopts myON to Close Literacy Gap

The Texas District of Innovation will use the personalized learning environment to help students learn to read in early childhood programs and in grades K through 8

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN) September 20, 2016 – myON, a business unit of Capstone and leading provider of personalized literacy...

Posted Sep 09, 2016  |  myON Mentions

Why We Need to Measure Reading with Reading

AAP (Association of American Publishers) | September 9, 2016

Guest blog post by Todd Brekhus

Last year, 39.5 million adults in the U.S. used a fitness tracker to have access to a plethora of personalized information – sleep patterns, heart rate, steps walked, calories consumed and...

Posted Sep 01, 2016  |  myON Mentions

What's New: New Tools for Schools

Tech & Learning | August 23, 2016

myON announced new additions to its literacy toolkit and newly designed literacy environment, myON 3.3. The expanded literacy toolkit gives educators the freedom to create full assignments complete with book lists, writing prompts, and checklists—all...

Posted Sep 01, 2016  |  myON Mentions

Removing barriers to equity through digital book platform

District Administration | September 2016

Students in California district read one million books and improve literacy skills using myON

Many students at Oxnard Elementary School District in Southern California have a dual challenge in gaining reading proficiency. Not only do they...

Posted Aug 24, 2016  |  myON Mentions

myON: Personalized Digital Libraries for preK-12 - Now Updated for 2016-2017

The Ed Tech Roundup | August 19, 2016 

myON is an online, interactive, digital library with over 10,000 books for pre-K to 12th grade students.  Teachers can use myON to assign books, create projects, encourage reading, and assess student growth.  Plus, students can find books based on...

Posted Aug 12, 2016  |  myON Mentions

Resolutions for the New School Year

Smartbrief | August 8, 2016

With the new academic year almost upon us, four education leaders weigh in about their most important guiding principles for the 2016-17. Here’s what they said.

Linda Mulvey, chief academic officer, Syracuse City School District, New York


Posted Aug 02, 2016  |  myON Mentions

A Tale of Two Pilots

eSchool News | August 2, 2016


A Rock Star pilot

St. Clair R-XIII School District, Missouri Nadine Aitch, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

St. Clair’s...

Posted Aug 02, 2016  |  myON Mentions

Getting Smart: Welcome to the Unclassroom

Blog Post | August 2, 2016

In 2008, Des Plaines School District 62 was facing a challenge familiar to many districts: trying to offer 21st century learning in schools built for the 20th century.

We sold bonds in order to upgrade our electric,...

Posted Jul 14, 2016  |  Press release

Oxnard School District Sets One Billion Word Summer Reading Challenge

Oxnard and myON form a partnership to provide students full access to more than 8,000 digitally enhanced titles and prevent summer slide

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN) July 14, 2016 – myON, a business unit of Capstone and leading provider of personalized literacy solutions in the K-12 marketplace,...

Posted Jul 07, 2016  |  myON Mentions

How Will ESSA Affect Your Bottom Line?

Language Magazine | July 6, 2016

Paula Love shares her insights on what the new legislation will mean to language and literacy educators in terms of funding, accountability, and professional development.

Late last year, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA),...

Posted Jun 27, 2016  |  myON Mentions

3 Keys to Avoiding the Summer Slide

The Edvocate | June 2016

South Berwyn School District has cracked the code on preventing summer slide. In previous summers, 75% of students enrolled in the Illinois district’s Virtual Summer School came back in the fall with a reading level at or above the level they left with in June. In...

Posted Jun 22, 2016  |  Press release

myON Unveils Expanded Literacy Toolkit at ISTE to Further Measure Reading with Reading

New features include expanded personalization, updated search features, and on-demand Lexile® assessments

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN) June 22, 2016 – myON, a business unit of Capstone and leading provider of personalized literacy solutions in the K-12 marketplace, today announced new additions to...

Posted Jun 10, 2016  |  myON Mentions

Developing Partnerships to Encourage Summer Reading

District Administration | June 2016

Strategies to Prevent the Summer Slide

Research shows that when students are provided with the opportunity to engage with just-right, high-interest books and relevant learning activities, they can avoid the “...

Posted May 19, 2016  |  Press release

myON Launches Summer 2016 Reading Challenge

(Minneapolis, MN) May 17, 2016 — Continuing its commitment to prevent summer slide, myON, a business unit of Capstone and leading provider of personalized literacy solutions in the K-12 marketplace, today announced the start of its fifth annual summer reading challenge, “Get in the Game and Read...

Posted Apr 21, 2016  |  myON Mentions

Impacting ELA Engagement

District Administration | May 2016

Literacy solution myON expands reading resource options in Idaho district

A wealth of choices. Accessible at home or at school. Both fiction and nonfiction options. Those were the qualifications for new ELA software for the 37,000 students of West Ada...

Posted Apr 21, 2016  |  myON Mentions

Digital Reading Program Takes Literacy to New Level

District Administration | April 2016

Connecticut elementary schools see boost in books read and Lexile scores after implementing myON

The push toward digital learning in Meriden Public Schools in Connecticut started about six years ago with a simple premise: Learning doesn’t stop when...

Posted Apr 21, 2016  |  myON Mentions

Indiana District Improving Literacy Proficiency Through a Comprehensive Digital Platform

District Administration | February 2016

English learners in the South Bend Community School Corporation build language skills through myON literacy solution

Nearly 10 percent of the 18,680 students in the South Bend Community School Corporation in north central Indiana are English...

Posted Apr 08, 2016  |  Press release

Houston ISD Adopts myON for All Elementary School Students

(Minneapolis, MN) April 11, 2016 — myON, K-12 education’s leading provider of personalized literacy environments, today announced a large implementation in Houston Independent School District (HISD), the largest district in Texas. 

The contract will provide thousands of students in 179...

Posted Apr 02, 2016  |  myON Mentions

Learning Counsel: Technology Solutions for Intervention Success

From D.C.’s inner city schools comes a successful technology strategy and student intervention program By: Cebron Walker, Editor-in-Chief

Over the last eight years Washington DC Public Schools (DCPS) has been going through a huge transformation with teacher selection, teacher evaluation...

Posted Mar 31, 2016  |  myON Mentions

Online ELL Resources

Language Magazine - March 2016

Online ELL Resources  

Educators share their favorite online tools for teaching English Language Learners

Districts all over the country are grappling with how best to teach English language learners(ELLs) and updating their curriculum to...

Posted Mar 16, 2016  |  myON Mentions

Navigating Changes to Literacy Programs Under ESSA

Edweek | January 6, 2017 

By Todd Brekhus

While most of the nation's focus surrounding the Every Student Succeeds Acts (ESSA) has been on the shift in power away from the federal government and the greater flexibility in meeting requirements, there are significant changes to...

Posted Mar 10, 2016  |  Press release

White House and NSLA Select myON

(Minneapolis, MN) March 7, 2016 — myON, a business unit of Capstone and leading provider of personalized literacy solutions for the K-12 marketplace, is proud to announce its involvement in the Champions of Change Summer Opportunity Project, a multi-agency effort led by the National Summer...

Posted Feb 23, 2016  |  Press release

myON Adds Classic Novels and Short Stories to its Personalized Literacy Environment

myON, a business unit of Capstone and leading provider of personalized literacy solutions in the K-12 marketplace, has added myON Classics collections for middle and high school students to its 10,000-book collection.

The myON Classics collections are available at no cost to all myON...

Posted Feb 02, 2016  |  myON Mentions

Indiana district improving literacy proficiency through a comprehensive digital platform

District Administration | February 2016

English learners in the South Bend Community School Corporation build language skills through myON literacy solution 

Nearly 10 percent of the 18,680 students in the South Bend Community School Corporation in north central Indiana are English...

Posted Jan 25, 2016  |  myON Mentions

How to Get Boys Excited About Reading

Decades of data show girls outscoring boys on a range of language skills. Four ELA teachers share their best practices for closing the gap.

Edvocate - January 20, 2016

A guest post by Dr. Jackie Arnold

“Girls are better readers than boys” is an educational generalization...


Posted Dec 28, 2015  |  myON Mentions

Technology-Infused Learning Spaces Transform Illinois District

“Living Laboratories” allow students to experiment and collaborate. By Dr. Jan Rashid

The word renaissance refers to new ways of thinking, to innovation and rebirth. For Des Plaines School District 62 in Illinois, the idea of renaissance is inspiring us to think differently about the who...

Posted Dec 28, 2015  |  myON Mentions

4 Ways to Keep Students Focused During the Holidays

The Learning Counsel

By: Christopher Piehler

Connect to Students with Technology

When she is teaching, Elisondo uses ClassDojo to “help with some of the discipline and staying on task.” She also encourages her students to use myON, an online library that promotes student...

Posted Dec 08, 2015  |  Press release

myON Named a "Reader's Choice Top Product" by District Administration Readers

myON Named a “Reader’s Choice Top Product” by District Administration Readers

Nominations from top K-12 leaders led to the selection of products that enhance learning across the country.

(Minneapolis, MN) December 8,...

Posted Dec 07, 2015  |  myON Mentions

K12 Products That Work

DA Top Products make a difference in districts nationwideLauren Williams District Administration, December 2015

Selected from more than 2,100 nominations, the editors of District Administration magazine proudly present the 2015 Readers’ Choice Top Products. This...

Posted Oct 23, 2015  |  myON Mentions

How Northside Elementary Scored 100% for Literacy

The Edvocate 


A guest column by Joy Tyner

Realizing a 100% pass rate on a state-mandated literacy test isn’t only extremely exciting and rewarding—in my district, it’s expected. In May 2015, our third-grade class at Northside Elementary, a Title 1 school, aced the...

Posted Oct 13, 2015  |  Press release

Bridgeport Public Schools Expands myON Districtwide

School pilot program leads to district implementation

(Minneapolis, Minn.) October 13, 2015 — myON, K-12 education’s leading provider of personalized literacy environments, announces a K-9 districtwide implementation at Bridgeport Public Schools in Bridgeport, CT. The partnership will...

Posted Oct 09, 2015  |  myON Mentions

What's New: New Tools for Schools

Tech & Learning 9/25/2015



myON announced a redesign of its personalized literacy environment for PreK-12. myON 3.0 includes new student and educator interfaces, advancements in content recommendations based upon individual student interests and...

Posted Oct 09, 2015  |  myON Mentions

Blended Learning in Action

Tech & Learning 9/25/2015

Blended Learning in Action  

Some educators express fear about the shift to e-learning courses and whether they produce the desired results for their students. However, a recent national survey of schools working with The Virtual High School, a...

Posted Sep 09, 2015  |  myON Mentions

Students Read Through 'Summer Slide'

Jeremiah Mills, 7, said reading is hard. That didn't stop him from reading about 18 books as a part of the myON summer reading program this year."Everyone in this room read eight books or more," said Jean Little, literacy coordinator, to a group of children. "That means you're a winner."


Posted Aug 13, 2015  |  Press release

myON Launches 3.0 - Redefining Personalized Reading

District Administration 8/10/15

myON introduces new user interfaces and experiences for students and faculty, new writing tools and updated reporting features.

MINNEAPOLIS (August, 10 2015) - myON, a business unit of Capstone, is excited to announce a redesign of its award-winning...

Posted Aug 04, 2015  |  myON Mentions

Strategies to Ensure Reading Proficiency by 3rd Grade

Education Week July 31, 2015

How can educators have students reading well by this important age threshold?

By Todd Brekhus

Through years of reading research, the education community has a solid understanding of early literacy and the science behind learning to read. Where we...

Posted Jul 27, 2015  |  myON Mentions

Why San Francisco’s Blended, Early Literacy Program is Working

As is the case in so many districts across the country, big changes are taking place in San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). The district spent the past year implementing a blended, early literacy program that engages whole families. This implementation is part of a larger process that...

Posted Jul 06, 2015  |  myON Mentions

Reading Programs Help Kids Fight Summer Learning Loss

By Emily McConville, Tampa Bay Times Staff Writer

The group of grade school students ranging in age from 9 to 12 gathered in a circle for the second session of the Summer Literacy Club.

In the middle of the circle, longtime Valrico Elementary School teacher Julie Sparks read the...

Posted Jul 06, 2015  |  Press release

myON Reader Program Free For All Elementary and Middle School Students Over Summer

The School District of Osceola County, FL

Melba Luciano, Superintendent

Press Release 

June 29, 2015 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dana Schafer, Public Information Officer - Osceola School District -- 407-870- 4007 or 407-908-8811 (cell)

MyON Reader Program Free...

Posted Jun 26, 2015  |  Press release

myON Adds Acclaimed Content From Candlewick Press

Elementary and Middle School digital packages available for 2015-16 school year  

MINNEAPOLIS (June 26, 2015) — myON, a business unit of Capstone, is pleased to announce the addition of Candlewick Press digital content to its personalized literacy environment. With the...

Posted Jun 10, 2015  |  myON Mentions

Super Bowl 50 Host Committee Announces Bay Area Early Literacy Initiative to Increase Third Grade Reading Proficiency



On June 5, 2015, the 50 Fund - the legacy fund of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee - introduced “The Re(a)d Zone,” a signature initiative focused on investing in, strengthening and building...

Posted Jun 08, 2015  |  Press release

2015 "Legends in Literacy" Recipients Chosen

myON, in partnership with the International Literacy Association and MetaMetrics, name this year’s award recipients

(MINNEAPOLIS) June 8, 2015- myON, leading provider of personalized literacy solutions to the education marketplace is thrilled to announce the winners of its 2nd annual “Legends in...

Posted Jun 03, 2015  |  myON Mentions

Annual Summer Reading Challenge Launches

June 3rd, 2015

Impact of summer loss can be countered by reading just 5 digital books

myON is kicking off its 4th annual summer reading challenge, designed to support educators in keeping kids engaged in reading over the summer.


Posted Jun 03, 2015  |  myON Mentions

District Fills Pupils' 'Virtual Backpack'

7,000 e-books available over summer    

The Little Rock School District is prepared to fight the summer learning slide by sending all of its elementary pupils home this month with 7,000 books and a challenge to read as many of them as possible.

There's no need to stuff the...

Posted Jun 01, 2015  |  Press release

Hillsborough County Schools Renews "Read on myON" Community Literacy Initiative

Each of the original community partners continue their support of community-wide literacy for kids, birth to eighth grade

MINNEAPOLIS – June 2, 2015 – Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS), along with six other community partners, announced that they will renew their Community of...

Posted May 27, 2015  |  Press release

Cricket Media Joins myON Publisher Program

Partnership will provide content to supplement middle and high school curriculums

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. & Washington D.C May 27, 2015 – Cricket Media, an education media publisher, and myON, a business unit of Capstone, announce today that a wide array of content from...

Posted May 20, 2015  |  myON Mentions

The Latest in Reading and Literacy Curriculum Products

District Administration Magazine - Product Focus

By: Lauren Williams

From videos to games, tools to help students learn to read are all about fun.

Programs that are compatible with mobile devices allow students to improve reading and literacy skills in and outside the...

Posted May 20, 2015  |  myON Mentions

Free On-line Books Available This Summer for Indiana Children

FOX 28 News By Steve Duval, Morning Anchor Posted: May 19, 2015 9:01 AM CDT

INDIANAPOLIS - As school winds down and kids get ready to kick back on summer vacation, the Indiana Department of Education wants to make sure kids are still hitting the books.

The Indiana Department of...

Posted May 15, 2015  |  myON Mentions

San Francisco Infuses Technology in Education

By Jill Tucker    May 11, 2015

From 350 miles north, San Francisco school officials watched the $1.3 billion iPad program in Los Angeles schools implode amid allegations of illegal spending, improper bidding on contracts and software bugs, not to mention students hacking the devices to...

Posted May 07, 2015  |  myON Mentions

myON featured on CBS affiliate 13WMAZ - TV Macon, GA

GA Students Have Access to 8,000 Online Books

Kennedie Williams, Sydney Pauldo, and literacy coach LaJeune Williams love reading.

"What I like about reading is that they give you fun stories to look at," 9-year-old Williams said.

Pauldo added, "Reading's important because in...

Posted Apr 23, 2015  |  myON Mentions

5 Tech Tools That Support Common Core State Standards


5 Tech Tools That Support Common Core State Standards

With online testing underway in many states, we look at the hardware and software that districts are using to teach to the new standards.

By Leila Meyer 04/...

Posted Apr 22, 2015  |  myON Mentions

myON Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist

myON Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist for Best Educational App for a Mobile Device

myON Earns Prestigious Education Industry Recognition for the 3rd year in a row

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 22, 2015) myON, a business unit of Capstone and leading provider of personalized...

Posted Mar 31, 2015  |  myON Mentions

Collaborative Culture Fuels Meriden's Blended Success

By Tom Vander Ark

School districts nationwide are making progress on personalized learning; student access to technology is improving, teacher leaders are being identified and cultivated, blended learning strategies are being phased in. A great example is Meriden Public...

Posted Mar 17, 2015  |  myON Mentions

Read. Grow. Repeat

How one school district in Georgia is creating motivated readers and learners through their strategy for digital transformation—and saving significant time and money in the process.

By Teri Harris

Reading is the critical foundation for every student’s success in school, and...

Posted Mar 16, 2015  |  Press release

myON Adds Leading Content from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

myON Adds Leading Content From Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Four new digital subscription packages for Pre-K-12 readers now available  

MINNEAPOLIS (March 17, 2015) — myON, a business unit of Capstone, is pleased to announce the introduction of...

Posted Mar 10, 2015  |  myON Mentions

myON listed as 1 of 5 Tech Tools That Support Common Core

With online assessments around the corner, we look at the hardware and software that districts are using to teach to the new standards.

ACCORDING TO the 4th Annual Principals’ Assessment of Public Education, 95.7 percent of schools in states that have adopted the Common Core State...

Posted Mar 04, 2015  |  myON Mentions

Miami-Dade partners with myON for literacy goals

District aims to transform learning through personalized approach to literacy (Featured article in 3/4/2015 eSchool News)

Florida’s Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest school district in the United States, is implementing myON in all 250 of the district’s K-8 schools for...

Posted Feb 13, 2015  |  Press release

Mankato Public Schools: Immigrant Parents and Student Learning

Immigrant Parents and Student Learning

Learn their needs, offer adult courses, and help them acclimate to a new community. By Audra Nissen Boyer

Many studies have documented the benefits of parent involvement in learning. Students whose parents are involved in their schooling tend...

Posted Feb 13, 2015  |  myON Mentions

eSchool News features National Geographic Kids and myON

myON, a business unit of Capstone, has added digital books from National Geographic Kids, one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world, to myON’s online, personalized literacy environment, which now boasts titles from over 60 different publishers.


Posted Feb 01, 2015  |  Press release

myON Celebrates 4th Birthday & 5 Million Readers Worldwide

myON Celebrates 4th Birthday with more than 5 Million Readers Worldwide

Multiple Milestones Include Expanded Partner Publisher Program and Launch of New Literacy Toolkit

Minneapolis, Minn. Feb. 2, 2015 – Do you remember how you celebrated your 4th birthday?  It would be hard to...

Posted Jan 30, 2015  |  Press release

myON featured in Language Magazine

Making Reading Your Own

Making literacy more personal to kids, especially to second-language learners, begins with providing learners with their own personal libraries. It’s hard to think about literacy without a library of great content and great books. So, when a...

Posted Jan 28, 2015  |  Press release

myON adds National Geographic Kids content to digital platform

Select National Geographic Kids digital books now available 

MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 28, 2015) — myON, a business unit of Capstone, has added digital books from National Geographic Kids, one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world, to myON’s online,...

Posted Jan 12, 2015  |  Press release

Bridgeport Public Schools Expands Use of myON

District expanding access to myON’s personalized digital literacy platform 

MINNEAPOLIS – January 13, 2015 – Bridgeport Public Schools in Bridgeport, CT, announces the expansion of their partnership with myON, a personalized digital literacy platform providing students online and offline...

Posted Jan 11, 2015  |  Press release

Indiana Department of Education Announces Partnership with myON For Migrant Education Program



INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education announced a partnership with myON today to make thousands of titles available to students taking part in Indiana’s Migrant Education...


Posted Dec 15, 2014  |  Press release

Miami-Dade County School District Partners with myON

District is Transforming Learning through Personalized Approach to Literacy  

MINNEAPOLIS – December 15, 2014 –Florida’s Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest school district in the United States, is implementing myON in all 250 of the district’s K-8 schools for the 2014-...

Posted Dec 05, 2014  |  Press release

Berwyn Public Library Promotes Pre-K Literacy Provides Access for All Community Preschoolers

MINNEAPOLIS – December 8, 2014 – The Berwyn Public Library in Berwyn, IL is proud to partner with myON, a personalized digital literacy platform, in providing access for all community pre-K children. The library started offering complimentary access to the online platform’s nearly 5,000...

Posted Dec 02, 2014  |  Press release

Nominations Open for Second Annual Legends in Literacy Awards

Honoring Educators and Community Literacy Practitioners

MINNEAPOLIS – December 2, 2014 -- myON, creator of personalized literacy environments for PK-grade 12, is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the Second Annual Legends in Literacy Awards, to be presented in 2015....

Posted Dec 01, 2014  |  Press release

myON Featured in USA Today

Virtual library helps low-income schools teach reading

COCOA, Fla. — While home sick, Christopher Jamian-Fleck logged onto the tablet computer he earned last school year, after becoming one of Emma Jewel Charter Academy's top readers.


Posted Nov 19, 2014  |  myON Mentions

myON Featured in an Article on

From the article "St. Clair Needs Another Teacher for Special Ed":

"During the school board meeting, Edgar Murray Elementary School special education teacher Jessica Hilton went through a brief Power Point presentation on assessment capable learners, showing how special education students...

Posted Nov 18, 2014  |  Press release

myON wins Tech & Learning magazine’s 32nd annual Award of Excellence

Digital literacy platform honored with “Best Upgrade” award

MINNEAPOLIS – November 18, 2014 – myON was recently honored as a Best Updated Product in Tech & Learning magazine’s 32nd Annual Awards of Excellence. The prestigious award program recognizes the best new...

Posted Nov 10, 2014  |  myON Mentions

Leveling the Playing Field with Technology: It's No Longer a Choice

myON and Dr. William Hunter featured in November EdSurge Newsletter.

The vision of Polk School District, Georgia, is to create a transformational learning environment that will keep students at the forefront of their own academic pursuits. Every student, regardless of...

Posted Oct 30, 2014  |  Press release

myON Featured in October Electronic Education Report

McAllen Pushes for Engaged Learning 

The McAllen (TX) Independent School District is seeing ongoing change in the fourth year of its Transforming Learning in the Classroom, Campus and Community initiative developed to bring inquiry-based learning in a 21st century environment to the...

Posted Oct 27, 2014  |  Press release

Summer Slide Not So Slippery for myON Summer Reading Challenge Students

myMAGICALSummer reading challenge winners announced

MINNEAPOLIS – October 27, 2014 – myON, the leading provider of personalized literacy solutions for schools, held its myMAGICALSummer reading contest from May 12th to August 25th 2014. The results are in, and myON is proud to announce the...

Posted Oct 26, 2014  |  myON Mentions

Columbia Public Schools host discussions about child readiness

As reported in the Missourian.

COLUMBIA — Columbia Public Schools has done the math and found that the amount of time students are in class amounts to only 14 percent of the entire year.

With the help of after-school and weekend programs,...

Posted Oct 22, 2014  |  myON Mentions

Columbia Public Schools will seek public input on student achievement at World Cafe

As reported in the Missourian.

COLUMBIA – Columbia residents will be able to weigh in Wednesday on topics related to achievement, enrichment and opportunities for students at a World Cafe. 

Columbia Public Schools has used World Cafes for several years as a way to engage the public...

Posted Oct 13, 2014  |  Press release

McAllen ISD incorporates personalized literacy in 1:1 program

District adds myON to over 17,000 student iPads

MINNEAPOLIS – October 14, 2014 – McAllen Independent School District (MISD) in McAllen, Texas, is placing literacy as a top priority by implementing myON to provide students with 24/7 access to over 7,000 books. MISD, a recognized leader for...

Posted Aug 21, 2014  |  Press release

Longmeadow Public Schools students with technology &

As reported by the The Reminder back to school issue:

Longmeadow Public Schools

Doyle said her district is moving toward one-to-one computing on the high school level this school year by allowing students to bring their own devices. Students who do not have...

Posted Aug 15, 2014  |  myON Mentions

Personalized literacy: Insights from champions in the field

"Personalized learning is the latest buzzword in the field of education technology. At the recent ISTE conference, it was clear that with the rapid amount of technology adoption in the past three years, the ability for companies to impact student learning in new and innovative ways is growing...

Posted Aug 04, 2014  |  Press release

James Patterson and myON partner to increase summer reading!

Best Selling Author James Patterson and myON look to Increase Student Engagement and Summer Reading

MINNEAPOLIS – July 28, 2014 – James Patterson is offering special access to his new book, Treasure Hunters, to all students using myON. The unprecedented partnership between the two...

Posted Jul 22, 2014  |  myON Mentions

Top Tech Tools for Assessment and Evaluation

"Myon is a paid subscription service that provides for student access online to thousands of leveled texts.  The texts can be seen on any device, but students seem to enjoy the tablet interface, which resembles flipping through a book.  Student performance is tracked through the system, which...

Posted Jul 22, 2014  |  Press release

myON Recognized as a 2014 ISTE Best of Show Award Winner

myON named to Tech & Learning’s Inaugural ISTE Best of Show Awards  Reading Platform Listed Among 34 Products Chosen by a Panel of Educators during the Country's Largest K-12 Ed Tech Trade Show

(MINNEAPOLIS) July 22, 2014 – Tech & Learning, a leading publication for K-12 EdTech...

Posted Jul 14, 2014  |  myON Mentions

Todd's Lamplighter Honors Award

From the article: "She Snoops for Scoops: The Personal Side of the EdNET Community"

"Todd Brekhus of Capstone Digital and Karen Cator of Digital Promise, Visionary Award - Todd is a leader in developing learning solutions that empower students to take control of their own education while...

Posted Jul 14, 2014  |  myON Mentions

Fifty from ISTE: 50 new ed-tech services

"This year’s conference from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) was the biggest yet, with nearly 20,000 people convening in Atlanta June 28 to July 1 to learn about the latest ed-tech trends and developments.

In the ISTE exhibit hall, there...

Posted Jul 14, 2014  |  myON Mentions

myON Adding Close Reading Tools to Digital Books

myON is adding new tools, like highlighting and note taking, to its library of digital books to support close reading skills.

These literacy tools will be added to the company’s existing digital collection of more than 7,000 enhanced digital books, which also feature...

Posted Jul 14, 2014  |  Press release

myON Expands to Include Digital Literacy Toolkit

myON expands personalized reading platform with literacy toolkit

Help students’ master close reading with myON

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (June 25, 2014) - myON is expanding its award-winning digital literacy platform to include a set of literacy tools to further personalize the reading...

Posted Jul 14, 2014  |  myON Mentions

United Way and the Read on myON Program

How a community partnership is using enhanced digital texts to help children become lifelong readers.

As all educators know, reading is the key to lifelong learning, but it can be a challenge outside the classroom, with competition from TV, video games, and other...

Posted Jun 20, 2014  |  myON Mentions

New York State Literacy Pilot is a Public/Private Partnership

"Teachers at 25 schools in the state of New York are participating in an 18-month literacy pilot designed to improve college and career-readiness for all students. The pilot is a collaborative effort of myON, a personalized, Web-based literacy environment for pre-K through 12th grade; the New...

Posted Jun 17, 2014  |  myON Mentions

Young students to get unlimited digital book access

United Way of Yuma County is teaming up with Read on Arizona and myON to offer young children free and unlimited access to digital books.

Through September, kids age 3 and older have access to thousands of titles through the program in an effort to ensure that all children in Yuma County...

Posted Jun 14, 2014  |  myON Mentions

Lengthy school year ends in Sturgis

The senior class might have been dismissed three weeks ago, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been business as usual for the rest of the Sturgis Public Schools student body. For the past few weeks students and teachers in Sturgis have been plugging away to finish the year strong. They were...

Posted Jun 05, 2014  |  Press release

TX Superintendent Accelerates Early Learning through Community-Wide Digital Reading Initiative

TX Superintendent Accelerates Early Learning through Community-Wide Digital Reading Initiative


(MINNEAPOLIS) June 4, 2014 — Superintendent of Weslaco Independent School District, Dr. Ruben Alejandro, has a vision to accelerate early learning...

Posted Jun 02, 2014  |  Press release

NYIT, NY State Teacher Centers & Associated BOCES Support College and Career-readiness

Collaboration will result in new tools and resources to improve literacy skills 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN and Islip, NY May 15, 2014– Teachers at 25 schools throughout the state of New York are participating in an 18-month literacy pilot designed to improve college and career-readiness for all...

Posted Jun 01, 2014  |  myON Mentions

Orange County NBC Channel 2 - Features myON

Orange County Public Schools and the Heart of Florida United Way work together to give the gift of literacy to students!

Posted May 28, 2014  |  myON Mentions

Students Demonstrate Love of Reading

Like many classrooms across the country, reading has always been a priority in fifth-grade teacher Lacy Mitchell’s room.

But this past semester, the Jefferson Elementary School teacher said she was faced with the challenge of getting her students to stop reading in order to move on to a...

Posted May 20, 2014  |  myON Mentions

eSchool News: The Minnesota Tundra can't freeze personalized literacy

The Lakeville Area Public Schools’ (LAPS) vision of world-class, personalized learning has driven and accelerated our work in digital learning both inside and outside of the classroom.

Personalized learning has the promise of providing anytime-learning, anywhere-...

Posted May 13, 2014  | 

T.O.R.C.H Challenge Agencies

A list of agencies who are participating in the T.O.R.C.H. Challenge.

Allen Temple Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay Bridges - THA Champions for Children Circle C Ranch Academy City of Tampa Early Literacy Matters- ELM Florida Institue for Community Studies Great Palm River CDC  Kids iwht...
Posted May 12, 2014  |  Press release

2014 Legends in Literacy Award Announced

myON and IRA announce winner of first “Legends in Literacy” Award 1st annual award honors educators making great strides to promote literacy

(MINNEAPOLIS) May 9, 2014 — The International Reading Association’s (IRA) annual conference has begun with an exciting focus on 21st-century literacy. At...

Posted Apr 30, 2014  |  myON Mentions

School CIO: Back Office Business

Seven districts choose digital reading resource: Challenge: Boston Public Schools, Washington, D.C, Baltimore, MD, Richmond, VA, Pittsburgh, PA, Wausau, WI, and FKO AfterSchool in Maine were looking for digital books to include in their summer reading programs.

See more complete article...

Posted Apr 29, 2014  |  myON Mentions

How One LA School is Becoming a “Titan” of Blended Learning

Aspire Titan finds the balance between online and offline time for students.

To read the complete article, visit Edsurge.

Posted Apr 10, 2014  |  Press release

eNet Colorado, in Partnership with the Colorado BOCES Association, and myON Launch Statewide Digital Reading Trial

For immediate release Contacts:        Dan Morris Executive Director, eNet        Jacob Hanson for myON  PR with Panache!Ja...

Posted Mar 12, 2014  |  myON Mentions

IRA Announces Legends in Literacy Award

The International Reading Association (IRA) is now partnering with myON, a business unit of Capstone, the leading developer of personalized literacy solutions for Pre-K to the 12th grade, to recognize individual and/or team achievements in the advancement of literacy initiatives in schools,...

Posted Mar 12, 2014  |  myON Mentions

NCCE and myON Announce Strategic Partnership

Free Spring Trial of Enhanced Digital Books is First Collaborative Initiative

Minneapolis, MN & Coeur d'Alene, ID, March 12, 2014 – Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE), the Northwest affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE...

Posted Mar 06, 2014  |  Press release

Forward-Thinking School Districts Incorporate Innovative Reading Solution into Summer Program

Forward-Thinking School Districts Incorporate Innovative Reading Solution into Summer Programs The National Summer Learning Association and myON, a Business Unit of Capstone, announce their summer reading partnership

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) is...

Posted Feb 27, 2014  |  myON Mentions

Q & A: How to boost literacy access, interest, engagement!

SmartBlog on Education recently interviewed Todd Brekhus, a leader in technology-enhanced literacy solutions for more than two decades, about challenges in literacy education, personalized literacy and future trends in the field. Brekhus spent eight years in the classroom as a teacher,...

Posted Feb 17, 2014  |  myON Mentions

Digital library access available at home

A new interactive-literacy program that provides elementary school students access to digital books launched this month at three Ardmore elementary schools thanks to a recent partnership and support from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Ardmore City Schools has teamed up with the National...

Posted Feb 10, 2014  |  myON Mentions

Digital e-books promote literacy at Weslaco ISD

Thanks to the myON program, all a student in the Weslaco school district needs to access thousands of digital e-books is an Internet connection. According to Mary Moreno, the English and Language Arts Strategist at Weslaco I.S.D., there couldn’t be better timing.

“Right now there is a...

Posted Jan 06, 2014  |  Press release

myON Celebrates Third Anniversary with more than 3 million Readers

myON Celebrates Third Anniversary With More Than 3 Million Readers

Reflections: myON’s Personalized Digital Literacy milestones

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.  Jan. 7, 2014 – To commemorate its 3rd birthday, myON, a business unit of Capstone, is excited to...


Posted Nov 20, 2013  |  Press release

myON Adds Disney Content

myON is excited to announce that they have added Disney content to their library of enhanced digital books. 

Posted Nov 20, 2013  |  Press release

myON Adds Disney Content

myON is excited to announce that we have added Disney content to our library of enhanced digital books.

Disney Publishing Worldwide, the world's largest publisher of childrens books, magazines and digital products bring the magic of Disney...

Posted Nov 20, 2013  |  myON Mentions

myON Adds Disney Content

myON is excited to announce that they have added Disney content to their digital literacy platform. 

Posted Nov 17, 2013  |  Press release

myON awarded Tech & Learning Award


Posted Oct 30, 2013  |  Press release

NSLA & myON Partner to Offer Literacy Solutions to U.S. School Districts

National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) & myON Partner to Offer Literacy Solutions to U.S. School Districts With the growing need for more pathways to engage children in reading over the summer, the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) is excited to announce a strategic...

Posted Oct 29, 2013  |  Press release

myON Reader Wins 2013 EDDIE

The winners of the 18th Annual Education Software Review Awards (EDDIE) have been announced, naming myON reader as the best reading website for 2013.

Posted Oct 01, 2013  |  myON Mentions

Elementary readers win big in summer reading program

Two elementary schools won top-three awards and eight student readers placed among the top 100 individuals nationally in the myON second annual Summer SuperHero reading program. CFISD placed fourth in the total number of students appearing in the top 100 nationally. The program, which...

Posted Sep 23, 2013  |  Press release

myON Announces 2013 Summer SuperHero Winners

myON Announces “SuperHero” Summer Reading Winners

Students Read More Than 2.3 Million Books in Summer Contest

Minneapolis, Minn.. (Sept. 25, 2013) — Students in 4,246 schools nationwide read more than 2.3 million books over their summer vacation...

Posted Sep 17, 2013  |  myON Mentions

Take reading to the next level

Reading doesn't always come easy, but a new subscription being used at the Logan-Rogersville School District helps students find books they like, based on their reading level and individual interests. Read complete article.

Posted Sep 02, 2013  |  myON Mentions

Meriden Public Schools personalized instruction

Meriden Public Schools was currently featured on WFSB - Channel 3 in CT on a back-to-school news story. Preview the video and learn how Meriden Public Schools has increased technology and are now personalizing learning through their implementation of myON reader!


Posted Aug 15, 2013  |  myON Mentions

Chicago Schools Push Summer Reading with Digital Libraries

Chicago Schools Push Summer Reading with Digital Libraries

By Dian Schaffhauser, 08/15/13

A competition put on by Chicago Public Schools has encouraged students to read — even during the summer months — and pushed school librarians and teachers...

Posted Aug 12, 2013  |  Press release

Chicago Public Schools Taking full Advantage of Complimentary Access to myON reader

Chicago Public Schools Taking full Advantage of Complimentary Access to myON readerIn less than 2 months, students have read more than 84,800 books

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.  August 13, 2013- Students at Chicago Public School’s Florence Nightingale Elementary School have wasted no time exploring...

Posted Jul 16, 2013  |  myON Mentions

Indiana Department of Education building momentum with Hoosier Family of Readers

This summer, for the first time, the Indiana Department of Education is offering 3,000 free books to students online as a part of its summer reading initiative.

Hoosier Family of Readers, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said on the IDOE’s website,...

Posted Jul 15, 2013  |  myON Mentions

Free Digital Books Provided for Oregon Students

Students in Oregon no longer have any excuses not to read books this summer. Thanks to a partnership between the Oregon Department of Education and myON, a digital, online library, all students in the state can access thousands of books for free. The program began on June 14, just in time to...

Posted Jul 08, 2013  |  myON Mentions

Oregon students receive free access to thousands of digital books

Oregon students granted free access to thousands of digital books

For the first time this summer, all Oregon students have free access to more than 4,100 digital children's books through a partnership with the Oregon Department of Education and myON, an online library collection geared toward...

Posted Jun 17, 2013  |  myON Mentions

Unified connects to online summer reading program

Published 6/14 at 9:38 p.m. BY TERRY

Parents who are a looking for ways to introduce their kids to...

Posted Jun 06, 2013  |  Press release

myON Reader Receives Prestigious AEP Innovation Award

Minneapolis, Minn. June 6, 2013-  myON, a business unit of Capstone, is thrilled to announce it’s personalized literacy solution, myON reader was named  an Innovation Award Winner the Association of Educational Publishers.  AEP announced winners in all categories at their 46th...

Posted Jun 05, 2013  |  myON Mentions

San Onofre Schools adds myON for 2013-14 school year

Based in San Clemente, California, San Onofre Schools are getting an early start to summer reading using myON reader.

Posted Jun 04, 2013  | 

Hillsborough Reading Super Heroes!

Tony & Lauren Dungy Assistant Police Chief John Bennet Evan Longoria Doris Linville
Posted May 29, 2013  |  myON Mentions

Internet@Schools gives myON 5-star rating!

Preview the 5-star rating from Internet@Schools!

Recommendation: Reading a book has never been easier now that digital books such as myOn are available. myOn reader is an easy way to provide students with books that are interesting and engaging. There are 3,000-plus titles to choose from for...

Posted May 29, 2013  | 

Videos from some Reading Super Heroes!

Tony & Lauren Dungy Assistant Police Chief John Bennet Evan Longoria Todd Brekhus Doris Linville
Posted Apr 16, 2013  |  Press release

myON™ Reader Adds Android App to its Mobile Access Library

myON Now Available on Virtually All Mobile Devices

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – April 9, 2013 – Capstone Digital, leading provider of digital literacy resources to the K-12 marketplace is thrilled to announce the expansion of mobile access to its flagship solution, myON™ reader, with the release of...

Posted Apr 08, 2013  |  Press release

Capstone Digital Announces Winter Reading Extravaganza Winners

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Jan. 30, 2013 – Capstone Digital, developer of myON reader™, announces the winning schools in its 2013 Winter Reading Extravaganza. The contest invited students, teachers, and families currently using myON reader to read the most enhanced digital books from Dec. 14, 2012...

Posted Apr 04, 2013  |  Press release

Hachette Book Group’s Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Joins Capstone Digital’s myON reader Publishers Program

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Dec. 4, 2012 – Capstone Digital, developer of personalized literacy environments for students, announces their myONTM reader platform will be augmented with the addition of 46 titles from Hachette Book Group’s Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, publisher of bestselling...

Posted Mar 22, 2013  |  myON Mentions

Collaboration with November Learning and Capstone Digital

As an innovative and experienced leader in transforming education, Alan November, Founder of November Learning, had a “WOW” moment based on his initial reaction to myON reader. He was amazed at the number of digital books coupled with the ability to personalize the reading experience and measure...

Posted Mar 18, 2013  |  Press release

Capstone Digital Celebrates Educational Innovation on National Digital Learning Day with Free Access to myON Reader

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Feb. 5, 2013 – In celebration of National Digital Learning Day on Feb. 6, Capstone Digital will offer readers nationwide free access for the day to myON reader™, an online personalized literacy environment matching students’ interests and reading levels to recommended...

Posted Mar 18, 2013  |  Press release

Capstone Digital Awards Two Alabama Schools Grants to Improve Literacy

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. –December 5, 2012 – Capstone Digital, developer of personalized learning environments for students, announces the recipients of its Alabama Capstone Online Reading Experience Grant, a program focused on improving literacy in schoolsin the state. Twoschools have been awarded...