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A record-setting reading record

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Lowrance Elementary School students took part in a world record-setting reading event Thursday for the largest number of people to read the same book on the same day.

The Shelby County Schools students were among 12,000 district-wide and 2 million nationwide to read the book "Otis," party of a national literacy campaign know as Read for the Record.

"When you look at Shelby County, far less than 50 percent of our kids are reading on a third grade level," said SCS Superintendent Dorsey Hopson. "We've got to drastically step our game up. To see these kids performing, developing a love for reading is the reason why we get up and do this work everyday."

The annual Read for the Record program strives to promote literacy and early childhood education.

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