Belleville West singled out for its innovative ‘Community of Readers’ program

McHENRY, Ill., May 16, 2014 – Belleville West High School, in southern Illinois, has been named the grand prize winner of the third annual Follett Challenge, a competition to identify, reward and promote the most innovative teaching and learning programs. The high school won for its cutting-edge “Community of Readers” program, which challenges students in each grade level to become avid and engaged pleasure readers.

The program, in its fourth year, was the brainchild of the school’s English department as it explored ways to encourage students to read for sheer pleasure,...

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Andrea Jones

Andrea Jones is a technology specialist in Virginia. A former French teacher, she currently supports technology integration in a middle school.