MVC Education Division Participates in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record

November 9, 2021
Missouri Valley College

The MVC Education Division participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, which is an early literacy campaign. This event brings millions of adults and children together to read the same book on the same day all around the United States. This year, Jumpstart’s Read for the Record was committed to meeting readers where they are: at home, in the classroom, in their communities, in-person, and virtually.

Incorporating this initiative in Saline County was spearheaded by Peggy Sherman’s EDU 372 course. Sherman is an associate professor of education at MVC.

“My goal is to help ‘raise readers’ in our community and shine a light on the importance of early literacy,” said Sherman. “We’re lucky to have so many area schools that share that same goal and participate. It’s also important to educate our Missouri Valley College early childhood education majors on the importance and many benefits of early literacy by participating in this event.”

The goal set for Thursday, October 28, 2021, was reaching 200 students and Sherman was pleased to announce that they far exceeded that goal. The total number of students reached was 884.  Participating Saline County schools included Benton Elementary, Southeast Elementary, Hardeman School, Spainhower School, Orearville School, Miami School, and Slater Early Childhood & Elementary.

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