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Billings West Holds Reading Conference

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Local K-12 students might not be hitting the books as much this week because of their two-day break from school, but teachers from Montana and Wyoming are spending plenty of time reading.

Casting a Line for Literacy is a two-day reading conference with a 30-year tradition. This year, the event is being held at Billings West High School.

One of the main goals of the gathering is for teachers from Montana and Wyoming to take ideas back to their classrooms that inspire extra motivation to get students excited about reading.

Secretary of State, Linda McCullough, said literacy could change the world.

"The big goal of this conference is to promote reading, and to make sure everyone can read in the United States. The overall goal of this two teacher days is to really get professional development for teachers," McCulloch said.

McCulloch said 42-million adults can't read, and there is a push to change that number for the better.

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