Capstone Digital Announces the 2012 ACORE Grant Winners

Minneapolis, MN, March 16, 2012 --( Capstone Digital, developer of personalized literacy environments for students, announces the winners of its 2012 Arkansas Capstone Online Reading Experience (ACORE) grant. The ACORE grant program matches schools’ funding dollar for dollar towards the purchase of myON reader, a literacy environment providing online access to more than 2,500 enhanced digital books with multimedia supports (embedded dictionary, highlighting and audio), customized to a student’s interest and reading ability as measured by the Lexile® Framework for reading.

Recipients of the 2012 ACORE Grant are:

• Hot Springs School District
- Park Magnet School, Hot Springs

• Strong-Huttig School District
- Gardner Strong Elementary School

• Dreamland Academy

• El Dorado School District 15
- Northwest Elementary School
- Hugh Goodwin Elementary
- Retta Brown School

“Exposing students to books and encouraging independent reading is essential for their success. With the implementation of myON, educators will be able to teach using books that are directly correlated with the Common Core State Standards, and the students will be able to learn using the technology they enjoy,” said Gayanne Coleman, District Literacy Chair of El Dorado Public Schools.

“We are excited to offer resources and tools to students, educators, and administrators to help provide unlimited reading and learning opportunities for students,” said Haygood Poundstone, Vice President Sales of Capstone Digital.

myON reader provides students with a unique online environment where they have access to the largest digital library with reading supports, gives teachers access to personalize reading programs for their students, and gives administrators the ability to monitor and forecast reading growth based on class, grade, building and district.

For more information about myON reader, visit

About Capstone Digital
Capstone Digital, a division of Capstone, develops personalized learning environments and interactive resources. Offerings include digital books, research databases and audio books, all designed to increase fluency and reading levels for PreK-8 students. Using Capstone Digital products, students gain confidence in their abilities, take ownership in their reading growth, and achieve success across the curriculum. For more information, visit

About Capstone
Capstone is a leading publisher of children’s books in nonfiction and fiction, digital products and services and literacy programs. Capstone’s content comes in a variety of print and digital formats including board books, picture books, interactive books, apps, audio and databases. Imprints under Capstone include Capstone Press, Stone Arch Books, Picture Window Books, Heinemann Raintree and Compass Point Books. Divisions include Capstone Classroom and Capstone Digital. For more information, visit Connect with them at
Jennifer Glidden