Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe Schenectady County Public Library (SCPL) and Friends of SCPL are iconic institutions in the area’s educational and cultural life. I’m delighted that they are supporting The Reading Is Fun Program (RIF)’s first annual Grand Reading Jamboree, to be held in the historic Proctors Theatre complex, donated for the event, on April 21, noon to 4 p.m. RIF’s many volunteers promote early-childhood literacy by working on foundational reading and conversational skills and vocabulary with especially challenged 4-9-year-olds in pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grades 1-3 in the Schenectady City School District. The Jamboree is keyed to that mission. Friends is funding Nina Crews, a leading children’s-book author of color, to participate in the Jamboree and it’s defraying the cost of two costumed famous children’s-book characters, Cat in the Hat and Thing One and Thing Two. Another outstanding children’s-book author of color, Ty Allan Jackson, is joining Nina Crews at the Jamboree, to resonate with an anticipated large gathering, especially with those from Schenectady’s communities of color SCPL will issue library cards at the Jamboree and organize a book-nook with diverse literacy activities for young children and literacy information for adults.The Jamboree will be for about, and by Schenectady children — about getting and keeping them on the reading track, for all of their lives. In that interest, RIF has arranged for the outstanding Culinary Arts Department at the Steinmetz Career and Learning Academy, an off site part of Schenectady High School, to cater the event, which many children’s books and other items will be gifted to the youngsters.CDTA is donating buses for those needing rides and from the Jamboree.ALVIN MAGIDNiskayunaThe writer is founder and executive director of The Reading Is Fun Program (RIF). He is an emeritus professor of political science at University at Albany/SUNY.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists
Head Coach of Sri Lanka Cricket is set to return home after boards’ statement. The ODI series between two sides will be followed by a T20 series.Sri Lanka has slipped in the ICC rankings and failed to secure automatic qualification for 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia. However, under him, Sri Lanka has slipped in the ICC rankings and failed to secure automatic qualification for 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia. They may be struggling in ODIS but Sri Lanka made history by becoming the first Asian team to win a Test series in South Africa.Sri Lanka did exceedingly well in the longest format of the game to upstage Proteas in their own den. However, in the limited overs setup, it has been one-way traffic with South Africa being on the driver’s seat. The ODI series will be followed by a T20 series. highlights New Delhi: Sri Lanka head coach Chandika Hathurusinghe was on Thursday told to return home from South Africa in the middle of the ODI series and fielding coach Steve Rixon will take charge of the team for the subsequent T20 series.”Hathurusinghe has been asked to return from South Africa after the final ODI. Steve Rixon will take charge for the T20 series,” Shammi Silva, the Sri Lanka Cricket President said on Thursday. Hathurusinghe will be returning to Sri Lanka after the final ODI game in Cape Town on March 16.South Africa are leading the series 4-0. Rixon, the fielding coach, will take charge of the team for the three T20 games between March 19 and 24, Silva said. Silva said the SLC will ask Hathurusinghe about his plans for the World Cup in England from May-July. Hathurusinghe became Sri Lanka’s head coach in December 2017 after leading Bangladesh to success. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.