Tigers, Teachers’ Union Launch Summer Reading Program

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Long summer days are a great excuse for a good read, and the Detroit Tigers and the Michigan Education Association have teamed up to offer a bonus for kids putting in the time to read over the next four weeks.

The Michigan Reads program is open to all K-12 students and begins by registering on the program’s website. Once registered, students can qualify for two-for-one Tigers tickets by reading 10 books and documenting their progress online.

All reading must be documented by Aug. 15. The Tigers have set aside games in August and September for Michigan Reads participants.

The program gives kids a good excuse to read during the summer months when it is easy to let those skills fall by the wayside.

MEA President Iris Salters says summer reading is important for classroom achievement and is delighted to team up with the Tigers on the program.

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