Senior Department Officials to Participate in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record Global Campaign

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John King, senior advisor delegated duties of deputy secretary of education, will participate in the Jumpstart’s Read for the Record event in Washington, D.C., at 9 a.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 22.

King will join U.S. Department of Education colleagues, Libby Doggett, deputy assistant secretary for Policy and Early Learning, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, and David Johns, executive director for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, as well as children and adults worldwide to read Not Norman: A Goldfish Story by Kelly Bennett, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record global campaign.

King will talk about the importance of early education and literacy for our nation’s students. He also will stress the need for all to work together to ensure that the word gap diminishes and all students have resources to succeed in literacy.

The Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign generates public support for high-quality early learning by mobilizing millions of children and adults to take part in the world’s largest shared reading experience.