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September 9, 2002

With both parents working in many families today, grandparents are spending more time with their grandchildren. But they don't often get recognition for the crucial role they play in a child's upbringing.

Sherwood Elementary is trying to change that. The school invited grandparents to the classroom today to read some stories to their grandchildren. One grandmother asked her grandson to join her.

Jalen Williams, the grandson said, "It was great."

"He's a good reader, because we've all read to him, as a teacher of 32 years, I know the importance of reading."Jalen's grandmother Eleanor said.

School leaders say grandparents are role models and heroes. Tuesday, the school will honor more heroes, South Georgia police, E-M-T's, and firefighters.

posted at 6:00 p.m. by dave.d'marko@walb.com