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DOE Wraps Up First Digital Summer Reading Program

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The Department of Education wrapped up its first digital summer reading program on Wednesday.

The DOE teamed up with tech company Light Sail to form the so-called "Summer Sail" program.

Over the summer, enrolled students read books on iPads, while school officials tracked their progress.

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña stopped by the program's closing event at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square.

"The summer is not the time off from books, because books are not work," Fariña said. "My promise as a chancellor is to make sure that there are more and more books be given to you, and certainly through technology, makes it even better."

Organizers said participating students read more than 400 books over the summer, with an average of 20 minutes of reading per student per day.

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