Jane Beshear in Madisonville Monday | News
First Lady Jane Beshear will make four stops in Madisonville Monday as part of the Kentucky Literacy Celebration week.
She will spend time at Ace Squre Adult Learning Center, Madisonville Public Library, the old courthouse for the Little Birdhouse Libraries Dedication and at the Hopkins County Board of Education.
She'll then travel to Henderson Community College to complete the day.
Established by legislation in 1998, the CCLD’s mission is to promote literacy and address the diverse needs of all learners through professional development for Kentucky educators and research that informs policy and practice. The celebration intends to highlight literacy in Kentucky, celebrate the accomplishments and focus on the challenges Kentucky still face as a state.
“Our commonwealth has made great strides in recent years, being the only state to show significant statistical improvement amongst 4th and 8th grade readers in a both the 2007 and 2009 National Assessment for Education,” said Mrs. Beshear. “However, we still have a long way to go to increase literacy at all levels and must work on both state and local levels to promote literacy not only as an education tool, but to stay competitive in the 21st century workforce.”