Oklahoma elementary schoolchildren converge on Capitol for reading program

The Oklahoma Education Department hosted a reading event in conjunction with the state's 106th anniversary.
by Tim Willert Modified: November 15, 2013 at 6:42 pm •  Published: November 16, 2013
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More than 2,000 elementary school students from across Oklahoma converged on the Capitol Friday to participate in ReadOK, a reading event sponsored by the state Education Department.

The program on the Capitol's north lawn featured Oklahoma authors and others — some dressed in character — who read to children in conjunction with the state's 106th anniversary. The event included a book giveaway, face painting and birthday cake and punch.

by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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