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Colorado BOCES Takes Aim at 'Summer Slide' with Free Digital Books

The Colorado BOCES Association with two other organizations to make 4,000 digital books available to students and their families for a reading trial this spring and early summer.

From April 14 to July 31, educators, students and families will be able to access the e-books from Capstone's myON platform.

"The books are enhanced with flexible reading supports that include an embedded dictionary, professionally-recorded audio, and text highlighting to support readers at all levels," according to a news release. "Books on the myON platform are available for online or offline reading, in and out of school on computers, tablets and mobile devices."

The association and its partners, myON and eNet Colorado, have launched the program in an effort to reduce summer slide, according to information released by the groups.

"We are excited to promote and support reading for students of all ages and to provide access to over 4,000 on-demand digital books for this spring and summer reading program," said Dan Morris, executive director of eNet Colorado, in a prepared statement.

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