BETHESDA –Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Gov. Larry Hogan (R) visited an elementary school Thursday for National Reading Month.
About 60 second-graders filed into the media center at Carderock Springs Elementary School Thursday morning. DeVos and Hogan read Dr. Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go” to the students. She said she had read the book to her grandchildren several times.
She acknowledged the teachers and principal and their roles in the students’ education.
Afterward, she said she enjoyed visiting the school and reinforcing the value she said reading has for students.
“It was a pleasure to continue the celebration of National Reading Month today with the students of Carderock Springs,” DeVos said. “Reading opens kids’ minds and expands their world. Literacy is the foundation of learning, and it’s the starting point on the pathway to the American dream. We must make sure every child in this country not only learns to read but continues to enjoy the benefits of a lifetime of reading and learning.”