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Gov. Walker Unveils "Read With A Child" Initiative

Gov. Walker Unveils "Read With A Child" Initiative

Posted - Dec. 2, 2003 at 1:23 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- It doesn't cost any money, or require a legislative action. But Utah's governor says it's the most important thing you can do for a child's education.

Governor Olene Walker says if parents would read with a child for 20 minutes a day, it could boost literacy levels in our state.

Walker reported there are 21- thousand children who read below grade level in third grade.

And, she added 60 to 70 percent of them will never catch up.

The Governor's Read with a Child initiative announced today, hopes to get most children reading on grade level by the year 20-05.

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