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Good News: Teacher grant

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Reading was everyone's favorite subject in the Kindergarten class at Savannah Classical Academy on Friday - and the options of what to read were greater than ever. 

The students broke out a new collection of books purchased with a Donors Choose grant written by Kindergarten teacher, Sharon Page - 258 brand new books, thanks to the $975 grant Ms. Page wrote to supplement resources at the school, asking parents, friends, and strangers for donations. The new books are expected to contribute to the Kindergartners being able to read when they reach First Grade in the new school year. 

"They've been excited since they knew that I did it. So, when they opened the books today, the excitement on their faces was just; it made my heart proud because I knew what I had done was the right thing," said Sharon Page, Savannah Classical Academy Kindergarten Teacher. 

"It's very important. We receive a little less funding than the average school, and so every little bit counts. So, these efforts by our teachers and by the community to help support our teachers and help fund more books, it means the world to our students," said Benjamin Payne, Director, Savannah Classical Academy. 

Even with the many new, electronic ways to read and study, Ms. Page says she believes there is no substitute for a real book - especially for young readers. 

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