DoDEA HQ Office of Communications

4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1400

The DoDEA Communications Office initiates and manages DoDEA's communications and outreach efforts worldwide. The office coordinates press relations, internal information programs and communication with students, parents, teachers, school administrators and the public.

The HQ Communications Office:

Issues news releases and media advisories about DoDEA initiatives, employees and programs Produces video and television promotional and informational products marketed worldwide Maintains the DoDEA web site Designs printed promotional and informational material and graphic artwork to accompany publications, promotions and initiatives

For Immediate Release — February 16, 2011 | HQ
: Dodea Communications Officer | 703-588-3260
: Dodea Communications Officer | 703-588-3265

Brig. General Jeffrey Smith reads to kids. Photo by Sgt. Elizabeth A. Sheridan, 5th Signal Command

Brig. Gen. Jeffery G. Smith Jr., explains a portion of the story he is reading to a third-grade class at Mannheim Elementary during the school's celebration of Read Across America. Photo by Sgt. Elizabeth A. Sheridan, 5th Signal Command

ARLINGTON, VA — February 16, 2011 — March 2, 2011, is the 14th annual Read Across America Day, sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA), when millions of readers-both young and old-will be in the company of a good book. Since 1997, Read Across America has celebrated reading and the ongoing daily efforts to build a nation of readers. Read Across America falls on the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. The celebration endeavors to bring caring adults to schools to read with children.

Every year, parents, teachers, school employees, students and community members participate in the nation's largest reading celebration by engaging in a wide range of local activities that help excite and encourage children of all ages to pick up a book and read-on March 2 and throughout the year. Many DoDEA schools and military communities in many locations around the globe will be joining the celebration.

More information is available online in the Read Across America section NEA's website including:

  • Suggested reading lists for all ages.
  • Downloadable tools, resources and press materials.
  • Listings of NEA's Read Across America activity, reading and event ideas.
  • Up-to-date local and national events.

For information on planned events and points of contact for interviews, photographs and more information, contact local DoDEA school principals or Area Public Affairs Officers.

Volunteer readers are welcomed in all locations.

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