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Board of ed announces Read 20 program
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The DeKalb County school system has introduced a program designed to improve reading skills by encouraging parents to read to their children for 20 minutes a day.Just 20 minutes a day reading aloud with young children strengthens relationships, encourages listening and language skills, promotes attention and curiosity, and establishes a strong reading foundation. These skills are essential for success in school and in life.Officials said research shows that if you read to a child at least 20 minutes a day they will get better grades throughout school, be better prepared for the job market as an adult, and be more likely to succeed in life.Signs have been printed for local businesses to display, and Summer Reading Days have been scheduled at Northside and Smithville Elementary Schools. Schools will be open for parents to bring their children to school and read with them on the following dates:•Northside Elementary School:June 16: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.June 17: 9-11 a.m.•Smithville Elementary School:June 16: 3-6 p.m.June 17: 8-11 a.m.June 18: 8-11 a.m.Summer reading programs are also available at local libraries.