Photos: NBA referees read with MPS’ Clarke Street School students as part of Scholastic and the NBRA’s ‘TIME OUT for Reading’

MILWAUKEE — NBA referees read with students at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Clarke Street School Friday as part of TIME OUT for Reading, a mentoring program and joint partnership between Scholastic and the National Basketball Referees Association (NBRA).

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