Greensboro, NC-- The best way to learn about another place if you can't travel is through a really good book. It's even better when you get travel miles for reading.
After having much success with other reading programs, Guilford County Schools has started a Roadmap 2 Reading Challenge.
How does it work? Students have to read 20 minutes per day, outside of classroom time, from April 2013 to January 2014. Each minute read counts as one mile traveled. The goal is for the reader to cover 3,114 miles coast to coast or from Cape Hatteras to San Francisco.. That means 3,114 minutes of reading.
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Guilford County Schools (GCS) has been challenging its students and surrounding community to read millions of books. It started with a million books and by the third challenge it was there million. Each time the challenge has been met with energy and vigor.
This school year, WFMY News 2 got involved and started a "Read 2 Succeed" Program, which was a hit with the school administrators, students and staff.