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State Superintendent James Phares Reads to Students at Mylan Park Elementary

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State Superintendent Dr. James Phares held up his end of a promise Friday when he read to Mylan Park Elementary School students in Morgantown.

Dr. Phares said he sits right by a Mylan Park kindergartner named Jared at Mountaineer football games. He said the boy asked him in December to come read to his class, so he did.

Phares said reading is something he feels strongly about.

"We have to get all of our students on reading grade level by third grade," Phares said. "We want to leave that up to the teachers on just how to get there, because I do believe in the effort of every student and the effort of every teacher."

In case you wonder what he read, Dr. Phares read Dr. Suess's 'Oh The Place You'll Go.'