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Kofi Annan, 7th Secretary General of the United Nations.

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Elementary Newsletter
Volume 11 Issue 1

In this Issue...

ArticleFeature: Reading to children has big payoff

ArticleFeature: Childhood music lessons develop brainpower

ArticleMessage from the President: Literacy—An issue that touches us all

ArticleMessage from the President: Music lessons boost grades

ArticlePrincipal's Message: Quality, customizable education

ArticleTips and Triumphs: Environment influences brain architecture

ArticleTips and Triumphs: Call for submissions

ArticleTips and Triumphs: Educational links for children

ArticleTips and Triumphs: Links for Literacy

ArticleWorks Cited

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