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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published March 22, 2011

FIRST LADY JUDGE KATIE O’MALLEY TO VISIT AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS AT HOLABIRD ACADEMY AS PART OF READ ACROSS MARYLAND MONTH



ANNAPOLIS, MD (March 22, 2011) – TOMORROW, First Lady Judge Katie O’Malley will join Maryland State Educators Association (MSEA) President Clara Floyd to celebrate “Read Across Maryland” month by visiting after school programs at Holabird Academy in Baltimore.

This year marks the third “Read Across Maryland” month. For the second year in a row, the O’Malley-Brown Administration is partnering with MSEA, the Maryland Library Association and the Maryland Association of School Librarians to encourage educators, parents and children to read 30 minutes for 30 days as part of a “30 for 30” theme.

Maryland’s public schools serve as a national model for quality public education. For the third year in a row, the state’s public schools were ranked number one in the nation by Education Week Magazine. And according to the College Board, Maryland high school students rank number one in AP success for the third consecutive year. Throughout the month of March, Governor O’Malley, Lt. Governor Brown, First Lady Katie O’Malley and members of the Executive Cabinet are joining community leaders, elected officials and educators to participate in events across the state to promote the importance of reading and education.

For more information on “Read Across Maryland” month, please visit www.readacrossmaryland.org.


WHAT: First Lady O’Malley to visit after school programs as part of “Read Across Maryland” month

WHEN: TOMORROW, Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Holabird Academy
1500 Imla Street
Baltimore, MD