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WHEREAS, Nevada Reading Week provides an opportunity for schools across the Silver State to celebrate the transformative power of reading, and the important role it plays developing all other forms of communication including writing and speaking; and

WHEREAS, all children have the right to a supportive reading environment that provides access to texts in digital and print formats, that mirrors their individual life experiences, provides windows into the lives of others, expands knowledge and opens doors into our diverse world; and

WHEREAS, Nevada’s primary responsibility is to ensure that every student graduates with literacy skills needed to reach their full personal, social and educational potential; and

WHEREAS, our state is committed to supporting effective reading instruction across all levels of education and recognizes educators who work tirelessly to prioritize literacy development for their students; and

WHEREAS, this week provides the opportunity to highlight the pivotal role that reading plays in empowering all Nevadans to participate fully in our communities and contribute to the economic future of the Silver State;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of March 2 – 6, 2020 as

NEVADA READING WEEK

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 25th day of February, 2020

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