California Educator

March 2015

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tomorrow a reader! Today a reader, California Reads and NEA's Read Across America M A R I A C H I B A N D S , posters, celebrity readers and proclama- tions were the order of the day for Read Across America Day, March 2. Across the nation, thousands of schools, public libraries and community centers organized activi- ties to share the joy of reading. The day included a surprise for Jefferson and Tibby elementary schools in Compton, when NEA presented each school with a $1,000 check to spend on its campus library. "We will use it to buy some great books for our kids that will help them continue on their journey of falling in love with reading," said Tibby Prin- cipal Ontrece Ellerbe. CTA & You Read Across America 48

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