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Middle School Receives Hundreds of New Textbooks
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Middle School Receives Hundreds of New Textbooks

 

Students at one southern Nevada middle school received hundreds of new books thanks to a donation by four organizations.

The students of R.O. Gibson Middle School got 1,500 textbooks Monday through the combined efforts of the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce, Another Joy Foundation, the Clark County School District and the Public Education Foundation. The textbooks are in both English and Spanish. They cover math, science, reading and writing.

The donation is part of a larger commitment from all the organizations involved. It is called LinkedUp for Learning. When the project kicked off in February, The Latin Chamber and Another Joy together donated 162,000 textbooks with a retail value of $6.8 million to students and teachers in southern Nevada. The groups have distributed books to at least 25 schools in the district.

“This is a powerful example of how public-private partnerships can impact public education,” said Judi Steele, president of The Public Education Foundation. “By linking our efforts together, we are leveraging all our resources to make a measurable and meaningful difference for all our children and our future.  We believe ‘LinkedUp for Learning’ will continue to bring much needed resources to our classrooms.”   

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