Yesterday Commissioner Ed Davis was invited to read to students at the Tobin School in support of the Boston Partners In Education program 'The Big Cheese Reads'. Commissioner Davis read to students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grade. He also shared his experiences in policing and fielded numerous questions from the inquisitive students! Since 2004, The Big Cheese Reads has been connecting business and community leaders with middle school students in order to emphasize the important link between literacy and career success. Since its inception, nearly 250 corporate and community leaders have gone back into the classroom to support the initiative.
Big Cheese readers visit a middle school classroom once during the school year to read a short selection aloud to the class, give a brief personal account of the ways reading and learning have impacted their lives and career achievements, and respond to questions from the students.
Boston Partners in Education enhances the academic achievement and nurtures the personal growth of Boston's public school students by providing them with focused, individualized, in-school volunteer support.