Department of Defense Education Activity

DoDEA Schools to Join in Read Across America Celebration on March 2nd, 2011

Media Advisory: February 16, 2011
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ARLINGTON, VA — 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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