Even Wired Magazine is talking about comics in the classroom!  Josh Elder, the executive director of Reading With Pictures, tells us why he started his non-profit organization:

Comics were instrumental in teaching me how to read at a very young age. I could follow the story through the images, which gave me the basics of the plot. From there, I was able to use the visual context the images provided to reverse-engineer a lot of the words I didn’t already know. Comics not only taught me how to read, but to love reading.

Full article here, which features a page from a cool comic book by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey of Action Philosophers fame!