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    Superintendent Ebert, Governor Lombardo Celebrate Nevada Reading Week by Reading to Students

    March 03, 2023

    CARSON CITY, Nev. - In celebration of Nevada Reading Week, Nevada State Superintendent Jhone Ebert and Governor Joe Lombardo teamed up with United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) today to read to students at Bordewich Bray Elementary School. Nevada State Senator Lisa Krasner and Assemblywoman Natha Anderson also read to students as part of the event. 

    "Visiting classrooms and engaging with students fills me with such joy, and today's Nevada Reading Week celebration at Bordewich Bray Elementary School has been incredibly special," said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jhone Ebert. "Reading week is an invaluable opportunity for students to dedicate time to cultivating their love of learning. It's a chance for them to delve into new ideas, explore different perspectives, and gain a deeper understanding of the world around them."  

    "It's essential that we foster a love of learning and a love of reading in our schools," said Governor Joe Lombardo. "Furthermore, it's important to me personally, and to my administration, that we spend time engaging directly with teachers, students, and school administrators on our education initiatives and priorities." 

    "I am happy to support Nevada Reading Week and the United Way's reading program to support childhood literacy," said Nevada State Senator Lisa Krasner. "I support quality education for all children. Children are the future of our state and our country." 

    "Nevada Reading Week is a key part of boosting literacy and promoting a love of reading for children all across the Silver State," said Assemblywoman Natha Anderson. "As an educator myself, I am proud to partner with the Nevada Department of Education and United Way in celebrating the joy of reading." 

    Proclaimed by Governor Joe Lombardo for the week of February 27 - March 3, 2023, Nevada Reading Week is focused on inspiring and instilling the joy and importance of reading across Nevada. The Nevada Department of Education (NDE or Department) coordinates multiple literacy activities throughout the week across the state and encourages districts and schools to participate. 

    The theme for Nevada Reading Week 2023 is "One World, Many Stories." NDE is pleased to share several literary resources for Nevada educators, students, and families for Reading Week and all year long: 

    • Family Resources - Different resources have been compiled to help your family celebrate Nevada Reading Week including a family engagement flyer and links for book lists and Nevada libraries. 
    • Librarian and Educator Resources - Book lists and digital books for the theme, One World, Many Stories, can be found for grades PreK-12th grade. 
    • Teaching Books - The Nevada State Library Association offers access to Teaching Books to any Nevada resident. Teaching Books provide comprehensive literary resources for educators, students, and families Statewide.
    • Discovery Education - Discovery Education has a large collection of reading resources that reaches all interests, including Science, Social Studies, STEM, and many others. 


    About the Nevada Department of Education

    The Nevada Department of Education (NDE) leads and collaborates with Nevada's 17 school districts and the State Public Charter School Authority to advance educational equity Statewide. With offices in Carson City and Las Vegas, NDE oversees all pre-K-12 education in the State, working to achieve its mission to improve student achievement and educator effectiveness by ensuring opportunities, facilitating learning, and promoting excellence. Under the leadership of the State Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, NDE impacts the achievement of nearly half a million children and 30,000 educators. Learn more about NDE and join us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

    About United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra  

    UWNNS has successfully served northern Nevada for over 80 years by bringing people together to give, advocate, and volunteer. UWNNS believes that when the community comes together and puts our resources to work, we can solve our most pressing issues and create opportunities for a better life for all. For more information, call 775-322-8668 or visit Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  


    Elizabeth Callahan
    Public Information Officer