Five Special Guests and Five Books: Spotlighting Literacy and Volunteerism at the Final Event in ED’s “Let’s Read. Let’s Move.” Series

“The key to stopping summer learning loss is reading. If a child reads a minimum of five books between June and August, [he] will be on track for success next school year. We need every child to read at least five books this summer and every adult to help,” Secretary Arne Duncan noted earlier this

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Congressman, Actor, and Advisor to President Join Secretary Duncan for “Let’s Read. Let’s Move.”

On Friday during the fifth installment in the U.S. Department of Education’s “Let’s Read. Let’s Move.” summer enrichment series, Secretary Arne Duncan hosted U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin; Kareem Dale, special assistant to the President of the U.S. on disability policy; and Quinton Aaron, the actor who portrayed football star Michael Oher in the movie “The

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“First Grandmother” Marian Robinson joins Secretary Duncan for Let’s Read. Let’s Move.

Mrs. Marian Robinson, mother of First Lady Michelle Obama, and over 100 local students from Columbia Heights Youth Club’s Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program, the Alexandria Happy Home Child Learning Center and the D.C. Bilingual Public Charter School joined Secretary Arne Duncan at the Department of Education for the fourth installment of the Department’s “Let’s

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Washington Redskin Chris Draft and Teammates Join Secretary Duncan for “Let’s Read. Let’s Move.”

Washington Redskin and education activist Chris Draft and 100 local students from Wheaton Woods Elementary School and Columbia Heights Youth Club joined Secretary Arne Duncan at the Department of Education (ED) for the third installment of ED’s “Let’s Read. Let’s Move.” summer enrichment series. Click here for an accessible version of the video. Draft read

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Transportation Secretary LaHood Joins Secretary Duncan for Let’s Read. Let’s Move.

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and local D.C. students from Arts and Technology Academy Public Charter School joined Secretary Arne Duncan yesterday for “Let’s Read. Let’s Move.” at ED headquarters in Washington, D.C.  LaHood read The Little Engine That Could to students and joined Duncan for a discussion about the book and the importance of summer

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Secretary Arne Duncan Kicks Off Let’s Read. Let’s Move.

On Tuesday, June 29, Secretary Arne Duncan and his wife, Karen Duncan, kicked off the Department of Education’s summer enrichment series, “Let’s Read. Let’s Move.” on the outdoor plaza of the Lyndon Baines Johnson headquarters building with book readings, writing and arts activities, healthy snacks, and games. Children in pre-kindergarten through third grade from various

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