In January, the Department celebrated the importance of reading and literacy with Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! We had more than 15 million minutes captured statewide during the Million Minute Marathon – and countless other literacy activities in communities and districts. This coming weekend, I have the opportunity to further stress the importance of reading through the Volunteer USA Foundation’s Celebration of Reading event. All around us, we have opportunities to infuse reading and literacy in our every day lives. Reading is a core component in education, and I hope you continue to find ways to make reading fun and exciting for your children.