Note: The following program/partnership began in 2007.
From a WRAL Report:
A Duke University program is giving Durham students a chance to become published e-book authors.
Kindergartners at Lakewood Elementary School in Durham have been learning to read “Green,” by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.
It’s one of the projects Duke University is sponsoring with its Technology Mentor Program. Thanks to an endowment from PepsiCo, Duke University Libraries are bringing high-tech educational projects like that into Durham Public Schools’ classrooms.
“It’s something that grabs kids. We’re trying to get more kids engaged and reading with their families,” said David Stein, Duke’s education technology coordinator.