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Talk, sing and read with Minneapolis Public Schools and the City of Minneapolis

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 26, 2016
 
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Dirk Tedmon
Media Relations Specialist
612.668.0227
dirk.tedmon@mpls.k12.mn.us
 
 
Talk, sing and read with Minneapolis Public Schools and the City of Minneapolis
 
MINNEAPOLIS – On Thursday, MPS Board Vice Chair Kim Ellison will announce Minneapolis Public Schools’ support of the community-wide “Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing” campaign, which helps prepare our littlest learners for kindergarten. Too Small to Fail, a joint initiative of the Clinton Foundation and The Opportunity Institute, has partnered with the City of Minneapolis to encourage families and caregivers to talk, read and sing with their children beginning at birth to help them build vocabulary and language skills.
 
What:       Talking is Teaching kick-off event
When:      Thursday, Oct. 27
                   3:30-5:30 p.m.
Where:     Longfellow High School
                  3017 East 31st St.
                  Minneapolis, MN 55406
 
Minneapolis Board Vice Chair Kim Ellison and City of Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges will take the stage at 4 p.m. for a short press conference. In addition, the Minnesota Children’s Museum will host a literacy activity for families. Flagship Recreation and Landscape Structures will feature an indoor Pop-up Literacy Playground for children to explore the world of reading and learning. Project Superheroes and Minnesota Superheroes United will attend the event in costume. 
 
Learn more about the Talking is Teaching campaign at www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/mayor/talkingisteaching.
 
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