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Recommended: “Obama Launches E-Book Initiative For Low-Income Students”

favicon My friend Elizabeth sent me a tweet today informing me that the Kindle Classroom Project has gotten so big and famous that even President Obama is getting into the act.

(My friends are very funny and very kind.)

Apparently, the President is providing $250 million to making e-books accessible to low-income students. Even more impressive, several major publishers have agreed to the initiative, and the New York Public Library is building a reading app for students to use.

The details are still coming in, but I’m really excited. Please check out the article and let me know what you think!

“WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Thursday that major book publishers will provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students and that he is seeking commitments from local governments and schools nationwide to provide library cards to all students.”

Source: http://j.mp/1EV7zPN (via Pocket). You can also find this article at Iserotope Extras, a curated list of my favorite articles about teaching, reading, and technology. favicon