Earning by Learning currently services 40 Dallas ISD
campuses and has been invited to expand to all 155 Dallas elementary
schools over the next several years. $1.8 million must be raised in order
to make that happen!
What Dallas ISD Thinks about EBL
Former Academic Coordinator - Dr. Delores Seamster
Principal Kathleen Synder
BH Macon Elementary
Jane Didear Dallas ISD's Partnership Coordinator
Here’s What’s Happening in Our Own Backyard:
In our own backyard, the statistics are changing. See the progress.
Dallas ISD students have made progress each of the last five years on the state’s TAKS test. More importantly, with the lone exception of mathematics this school year, the percentage of students scoring at levels deemed to be college ready as determined by the National Center for Educational Achievement has gone up each of those five years.
In 2010, ten high schools in Dallas ISD scored double digit gains in mathematics while 13 high schools posted double digit gains in science. Two high schools, A. Maceo Smith and Kimball, posted gains of more than 20 points in science.
The percentage of African American and Hispanic students passing the high school Mathematics test increased 8.3 percent from 2009 to 2010. In science, the percentage passing increased 8.9 percent for African American students and 11.2 percent for Hispanic students.
Schools/Clubs: Each school interested in joining Earning by Learning (EBL) can go online to register. Each site must have either the Accelerated Reader or Scholastic Reading Counts software program to apply.
The EBL sessions are held twice a year: Fall (9 weeks), Spring (6 weeks).
If you would like to register your school or organization for our program, please fill out our registration form.
Earning by Learning Program Guidelines
Our goal and promise to our coordinators is to keep the program as simple as possible and to assist them in developing a successful EBL reading/incentive-based program. We offer the following advice:
Make sure that all parents have signed the EBL permission form
Be certain that students read books at their readability level
Remind students that we can only offer incentives for up to 20 books per reading session
Type or print out all forms due to the high volume of requests
Ensure a fun-filled award celebration with faculty/staff supervision of students at all times
Ask students to be very supportive of those students who may have read less in terms of the number of books. When announcing student names, we encourage you to emphasize the number of books read and not the dollar amount.
Additional sites that collaborate in special reading events with
Earning by Learning throughout the year are:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
Circle of Support
St. Anthony Community Center
Tejas Girls Scouts
West Dallas Community Centers
Youth Believing in Change