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UW-Eau Claire Students
Participate in 'Read Across America' 

MAILED: Feb. 26, 2002

         EAU CLAIRE  The Eau Claire chapter of the Student Wisconsin Education Association is sponsoring "Read Across America" festivities at two area schools on Friday, March 1.
         Student WEA members, with the help of a grant from Community Learning through America Schools, will help children at Lakeshore and Robbins elementary schools participate in the National Education Association's "Read Across America" by celebrating literacy and donating a book to each child.
         In addition, students will read books to second-grade children at Robbins in the morning and Lakeshore in the afternoon.
         "Read Across America" is an annual event in recognition of Dr. Seuss' birthday on March 2. Last year, over 35 million people across the world participated to celebrate literacy.
         The NEA Student Program is a grassroots organization serving more than 47,000 members nationwide. Goals of the NEA-SP include providing opportunities for professional development and leadership training and advocating for student members and student concerns.
         CLASS is an organization composed of NEA members who work to address key educational issues and improve the overall quality of education within their community. Since 1989, students on more than 100 U.S. college campuses have become involved with CLASS programs.
         For more information contact Natalie Strawn, president of the Eau Claire chapter of the Student WEA, at 838-0569.
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Updated: Feb. 26, 2002