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Sunday, January 12, 2014

DOE Press Office
850-245-0413

First Lady Ann Scott Begins Statewide Literacy Tour

~ First Lady will also kick off 6th annual "Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!" ~

Tallahassee, Fla., January 12, 2014 - First Lady Ann Scott will join state and local education leaders and students at American Senior High School in Miami and continue to Conniston Middle School in West Palm Beach. The visits will kick off her statewide literacy tour as a part of Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! This year's theme, "Reading Accelerates Success," connects the value of literacy with careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). As part of the week's festivities, thousands of volunteers will read to children in classrooms throughout the state.

Event 1
Who: First Lady Ann Scott
Secretary Cynthia O'Connell, Florida Lottery
Wendy Stevens, Executive Director, Just Read, Florida!
Miami-Dade School District Superintendent Alberto Carvalho

What: 6th Annual Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! Kickoff

When: Monday, January 13, 2014
9:00 a.m.

Where: American Senior High School
Gymnasium
18350 NW 67th Avenue
Miami

Event 2
Who: First Lady Ann Scott

What: First Lady Ann Scott's Literacy Tour

When: Monday, January 13, 2014 1:30 p.m.

Where: Conniston Middle School
3630 Parker Avenue
West Palm Beach

For more information about Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!, visit http://www.justreadflorida.com/literacyweek.asp.