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CTA Launches 'California Reads' - Recommended Reading from California Teachers

We all know that reading is the foundation of learning and needs to be highlighted more than just once a year to make a lasting impression. A study from the National Institute for Literacy found that a person who is not at least a modestly-skilled reader by the end of third grade is quite unlikely to graduate from high school. Therefore, the Read Across America committee is piloting a project, working closely with the California School Library Association, to expand our current day of reading celebration to a yearlong promotion of reading for all ages. Rather than just one day and just one book, "California Reads" will offer teacher-approved quarterly book recommendations for four age groups.

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Capitol News: Legislature Approves Resolution Declaring March 1 "Read Across America Day"

Assembly Education Chair Joan Buchanan (D-San Ramon) presented to CTA a resolution honoring Read Across America and ongoing efforts to encourage youngsters to read and adults to read to them.  Accepting on behalf of CTA was board member Toby Boyd.

The Assembly Member's resolution, AJR 10, was coauthored by 75 Assembly Members and approved by a unanimous voice vote on Feb. 28, the day before the March 1 Read Across America celebration.  Join in celebrating today. Visit for more information.

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