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Don’t Be Late For A Very Important Date!
Please join us in Wonderland for a Very Merry Celebrity Read for McKinley Students!
Dress in your Sunday best bring your favorite book and follow the rabbit hole!
Celebrity Read is a literacy initiative spanning the month of February that recruits volunteers to model their love of reading in pursuit of a quality education in Newark Public Schools. United Way, a Celebrity Read sponsor, believes that everyone can be a “celebrity” in the life of a child.
One reason why the Celebrity Read initiative has been so successful is because celebrity readers have stated time and time again what a wonderful time they have had reading books to children in our schools! Beyond the enjoyment of interacting with students and school staff, Celebrity Read offers tangible benefits to children. The goal is to decrease the dropout rate by 50% and increase graduation rates by 87% and ensure that youth in our community are reading proficiently by 4th grade.
Teresa Ruiz, Senator
Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive
Bari Erlichson, Ph.D. Special Assistant to the Commissioner, NJDOE
Rolando Bobadilla, Freeholder, District 1
Philip B. Alagia, Chief of Staff, Essex County
Christopher Cerf, State District Superintendent
Roger Leon, Assistant Superintendent, NPS