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March 7, 2014
Mary Bateman Clark: A Woman of Colour and Courage explores the pursuit of freedom and equality—a theme central to American history and to the complex and changing notions of race, slavery, and the law that existed in antebellum America, even in the North. The program focuses on the Indiana Supreme Court case of In re Mary Clark (1821). The 1816 Indiana constitution stated that, “There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in this state.” Nevertheless, slavery and involuntary servitude did exist in Indiana after 1816. Read more.
On October 3, 2013, adults and children came together to read in celebration of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation. Thanks to early education champions near and far, 2,462,860 children read Otis by Loren Long as part of the world's largest shared reading experience. More.
AIT is partnering with the Kettering Foundation to provide fulfillment services for Kettering Foundation Press. This collaboration should enable the foundation to make their materials more widely available through expanded networks of people, organizations, and online media. More.
AIT is proud to have been chosen to distribute these books in the spring. Please support your school library for free! Take part in Read for My School, presented by LeapFrog, and earn a library of children’s books for your school! For more information, visit ReadForMySchool.org
United Through Reading’s mission is to unite military families facing physical separation by facilitating the bonding experience of reading aloud together. AIT is proud to have been chosen by the Pearson Foundation to distribute the books they have donated to this worthy program.
Senator Vi Simpson visited to present AIT with a 50th-Year Anniversary Certificate from her office. More.
AIT is partnering with the Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education at Texas State University, San Marcos, to produce Geography: Teaching with the Stars, a series of geography professional development videos and supplementary materials. More.