Inspired by the National Education Association (NEA)'s Read Across America Day, on March 2, 2018, students of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools in the United States, Europe and the Pacific will join millions of their peers around the U.S. to "Read Across DoDEA".
The 21st annual NEA Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday and the joys of reading, expects more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read. Military-connected students and their families will participate in events at DoDEA schools around the world.
It's a day for schools across DoDEA to join each other and the nation in celebrating the importance of encouraging literacy for all ages.
DoDEA schools around the world stand firmly committed to promoting reading as the catalyst for our students' future academic success, their preparation for America's jobs of the future, and their ability to compete in a global economy.
Visit the NEA website for materials and a planning toolkits to help plan your celebration.
Teaching students to read is a rewarding experience for teachers. Reading opens the door to the future and provides countless possibilities for succeeding and achieving Involve your entire school community.
Consider the following ideas in your planning: