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Burley Primary celebrates Latino Family Literacy Project

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Thursday first grade students and parents celebrated the end of the Latino Family Literacy Project.

The 10 week program was aimed at Hispanic families to help them establish a reading routine in their homes.

Parents met at the school every Thursday for two hours learning reading strategies and English.

This is the first year for the program and teachers say the goal was to improve communication with parents and teachers and help parents feel more comfortable.

"I'm very moved by the parent's dedication to come to this program and to be a part of it. More than anything they are doing it for their children, that's what makes us want to do it next year," said Belinda Ordaz, 1st Grade Dual Language Teacher.

 Officials hope to expand the program to the entire campus next school year.

 They plan to kick it off again next January.

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