By Jerry Underwood
Made in Alabama
The Alabama Department of Commerce, along with AIDT, conducted a book drive as part of National Reading Month, collecting about 200 books for donation to help advance a reading initiative organized by Montgomery Public Schools.
The gift benefited the Montgomery school system’s Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program, which puts books into the homes of parents of preschool and young students and helps them prepare their kids for reading in the classroom. The books were presented to HIPPY last week.
“As a former teacher, I know there is nothing more paramount in our state than our children’s education. I have made early childhood literacy a major focus of my education initiative to ensure our youngest learners are given a strong start to their educational journeys,” Gov. Kay Ivey said.
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