In celebration of Read Across America Day, March 2, Middle States employees shared their favorite books with students at Saint Anthony of Padua School in Camden, N.J.
Read Across America Day, sponsored by the National Education Association, celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the joys of reading for children and adults alike.
Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.
Saint Anthony of Padua School serves more 180 students in grades pre-kindergarten through 8th. Ninety-four percent of the student body is Hispanic. The school is part of the Catholic Partnership School network in Camden and is accredited by Middle States.
Thank you to School Principal and Middle States Commissioner Mary Burke, Ed.D., along with the students, teachers and staff for their warm welcome and enthusiasm for reading.