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U.S. Department of Education Senior Advisor to Participate in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Event

Elaine Quesinberry, (202) 401-1576,

Event Date 1: October 07, 2010 10:00 am

U.S. Department of Education Senior Advisor for Early Learning Jacqueline Jones will deliver remarks about the importance of early learning and read with local preschool children at Jumpstart’s Read for the Record event to be held at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C., on the morning of Oct. 7.

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign brings national attention to the importance of early education by organizing the world’s largest celebration of reading and community service. The 2009 Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign broke the world record for the number of adults and children reading the same book on the same day. This year over 2.5 million young children across the country will read Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day on Oct. 7.

To combat the crisis in early literacy, Jumpstart brings college students and community volunteers together with preschool children in low-income communities for year-long, individualized tutoring and mentoring to help prepare them for school and for life.

Event 1
Who : Jacqueline Jones, senior advisor for early learning, U. S. Department of Education
What : Dr. Jones will deliver remarks and read The Snowy Day to local preschool children
When : Thursday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. ET
Dr. Jones will speak at 10:10 a.m. and read with the children at 10:20 a.m.
Where : Capitol Visitor Center
First Street and East Capitol Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C.