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Today At The White House: "READ TO THE TOP!"

A Department of Education representative just gave me permission to repost their press release on the "READ TO THE TOP!" initiative happening today at noon.

SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR AND WHITE HOUSE SENIOR ADVISOR TO JOIN U.S. EDUCATION SECRETARY FOR "READ TO THE TOP!" READING INITIATIVE14978442 Today At The White House: "READ TO THE TOP!"

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be joined by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett for the Department of Education’s summer reading initiative, "Read to the Top!" at noon Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the Department’s headquarters, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. The Department has partnered with community organizations nationwide to combat summer reading loss in response to President Obama’s national volunteer campaign, "United We Serve," which challenges all Americans to engage in sustained, meaningful service to meet growing social needs resulting from the economic downturn.

During Tuesday’s event, the Secretary will read "Six-Dinner Sid;" Salazar will read "Our Earth;"and Jarrett will read "America is…" Approximately 120 students in grades K-5 from Annandale Terrace, Parklawn and Glen Forest Elementary schools—all representing Fairfax County, Va., public schools—will be in attendance.51DP00JANML  BO2,204,203,200 PIsitb sticker arrow click,TopRight,35, 76 AA240 SH20 OU01  Today At The White House: "READ TO THE TOP!"

Who:

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior

Valerie Jarrett, White House Senior Advisor

What:

"Read to the Top!"summer reading event

Where:19725049 Today At The White House: "READ TO THE TOP!"

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Ave., S.W.

Washington, D.C.

When:

Noon, Tuesday, Aug. 18

Comments

  1. George Edward Stanley says:

    This is a perfect example of GOOD GOVERNMENT! What a positive message this sends!!

  2. Jayne says:

    Thank you, Ms. Bowllan,
    For keeping us updated on excellence and new initiatives for the education of our children. I find your blog, valuable and thought provoking.
    Jayne

  3. Amy Bowllan says:

    George, I agree with you, and what I like is that they are consistent with their message, and not looking for accolades.

    Jayne, my sister??? Thank you so much for your encouragement. :)