Carson City, NV - June 21, 2016
CARSON CITY, NV – As a free resource to support Nevada’s Read by Grade
Three initiative, the Nevada Department of Education is offering the 2016 Nevada
Summer Learning Challenge.
“To succeed in
school and life, children and young adults need ongoing opportunities to learn
and practice essential skills,” said Steve Canavero, Ph.D., Nevada
Superintendent of Public Instruction. “This is especially true during the
summer months. For Nevada’s students, those months away from school can result
in a loss of knowledge and reading ability which is why I highly encourage
parents and students to access these free online tools designed to promote
reading, maintain math skills and inspire summer reading.”
While the Summer Learning Challenge also offers math
resources, this free resource is especially critical to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s
Read by Grade Three initiative to support activities found to be effective in
improving the academic achievement of students in Kindergarten through third
is proud to be a part of a nationwide summer reading initiative sponsored by
the Council of Chief State Schools Officers (CCSSO). The "Find a Book,
Nevada" tool offers students over 160,000 books from which to choose. This
book-search tool (www.Lexile.com/fab/NV) enables individuals to build custom reading
lists based on their Lexile range, grade level, and/or personal interests, and
checks the availability of books at the local library.
The Nevada Summer Learning
Challenge also includes a free email-based math skills program for children who
have just completed first through seventh grades. Parents and other summer
care-givers can begin registering for the program today (www.quantiles.com/summer-math).
Parents who register will begin
receiving daily emails with fun activities and resources designed to help children
retain the math skills learned during the previous school year. When the
program ends on Friday, July 29, parents can print an award certificate to
celebrate their child's summer math accomplishment.
More information on the Read by
Grade Three initiative and Summer Learning Challenge can be found at the Nevada
Department of Education website.