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Rise & Shine: Welcoming dads into pre-K classrooms

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In a world that seems full of PTA moms, one pre-K center in the South Bronx is welcoming dads into the classroom. Anthony Tucker, assistant principal of Learning Through Play, asks fathers to come read to their 3- and 4-year olds. But he also tries to build a love of reading beyond the classroom by installing bookshelves in sneaker stores and setting up mini lending libraries in public housing playgrounds.


— Christina Veiga, reporter

STORY TIME Anthony Tucker, an assistant principal for a pre-K center in the South Bronx, wants to build a love of reading by inviting dads to lead story times, putting bookshelves in sneaker stores, and setting up mini lending libraries at public housing playgrounds. Chalkbeat

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