March 1, 2013 — State Senator Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) today joined with educators and school children and celebrated the importance of reading with children.

Costa said he was proud to be part of the National Education Association’s ‘Read Across America program again this year, celebrating the birthday of the great Dr. Seuss with third grade students from New Emerson Elementary in West Mifflin.

“What a great way to partner as parents, educators and neighbors in reading to our children and preparing them for success in school,” said Costa.

Across the nation, more than 45 million readers participated in this fabulous celebration of reading and learning.

“Our youngest Pennsylvanians deserve nothing less than the best and this wonderful program delivers that and more, year after year,” Costa said.

The senator extended his sincere thanks to the students and faculty from Emerson Elementary for allowing him to be part of their special day.

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