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Office of News and Information
Johns Hopkins University
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Baltimore, Maryland 21218-3843
Phone: (410) 516-7160 | Fax (410) 516-5251

November 17, 2003
To: Education reporters, editors, producers
From: Amy Cowles | (410) 516-7160 | amycowles@jhu.edu
What: American Education Week event; Staples Foundation grant presentation
When: Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 9 a.m.
Where: Brehms Lane Elementary School
3536 Brehms Lane
Baltimore, MD 21213

The Staples Foundation for Learning Inc. will present the Center for Summer Learning at The Johns Hopkins University a $15,000 grant to fund the coordination of the first national Summer Learning Day in July 2004. Summer Learning Day is designed to focus attention on the issue of summer learning loss and build support for a broad range of programs that will send kids back to school after summer break ready to learn. More details available online at www.jhu.edu/news_info/news/home03/nov03/ staples.html.

The Nov. 19 presentation will include read-along sessions pairing Brehms Lane students in kindergarten through second grade with Staples employees, staff from the Center for Summer Learning and Johns Hopkins students. Staples and the Center for Summer Learning will also be donating books to Brehms Lane Elementary School. The event coincides with the National Education Association's American Education Week, Nov. 16 through 22. For more information, contact Ron Fairchild, executive director of Teach Baltimore, at 410- 516-6221.

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