FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Broward County Public Schools is helping young students read for the record.
BCPS Superintendent Dr. Peter Licata read to children for the annual Jumpstart event at Floranada Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale on Friday.
This year, millions of students across the country will read the book “With Lots of Love,” a story about a girl who moves to the United States from Central America.
It is part of an initiative to teach children the importance of reading.
“We need them to learn to read in first grade, we need them to learn to read in preschool, even if it’s just some phonemic awareness,” Licata said. “I know it’s stressful for some kids, but we need to have them there because if we teach them to read, they can learn for life.”
More Broward schools are expected to participate in the reading next week.
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