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U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Brenda Dann-Messier to Speak at Literacy Day in Baltimore Conference

Why grandma can’t read? – Intergenerational Illiteracy in Baltimore

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David Thomas, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


Event Date 1: June 23, 2010

Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, will give the keynote address at Literacy Day in Baltimore on Wednesday, June 23 at Wheeler Auditorium. The conference, “Why Grandma Can’t Read? – Intergenerational Illiteracy in Baltimore,” is sponsored by Baltimore Reads. Inc., Enoch Pratt Free Library, and the Dyslexia Tutoring Program.

Dr. Messier will talk about the President’s support for adult and family literacy, and how major legislation like the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the Workforce Investment Act supports the President’s goal of leading the world in college graduates by 2020.


Event 1
Who : Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary, Office of Vocational and Adult Education
What : Keynote presentation at Literacy Day in Baltimore Conference – “Why Grandma Can’t Read? – Intergenerational Illiteracy in Baltimore”
When : 9:35 a.m., Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Where : Enoch Pratt Free Library
Wheeler Auditorium
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, Md.
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