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Arlington (TN) welcomes first lady for literacy night

Jackson Sun (TN)
Last year, Arlington Elementary School started Literacy Night, one night a month for parents and students to come to school to read. Kristen Craig, a reading interventionist at Arlington, said the events started as a way to get parents to encourage students to read. Parents were encouraged to read with their children for 20 minutes every day. Arlington held its first Literacy Night of the new school year Thursday. Tennessee first lady Crissy Haslam attended to read to the children. Haslam started the Read20 Family Book Club for the same reason Arlington started its literacy nights: To encourage reading.

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