Teacher Encourages Reading with Mural Art
New Richmond News (WI)
Jason Rhode has spent many nights on a ladder in St. Croix Central Elementary School, painting the wall. He said he hopes his efforts will promote children's literacy. "Reading is the most important thing for kids to learn," Rhode said. "It's the foundation of everything else they need for math, science…" Rhode, an art teacher at St. Croix Central Elementary, is painting a mural composed of characters from children's books on one of the school's walls.
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