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Read Across DoDEA Day

Media Advisory: February 21, 2014
, Public Affairs Officer: 571-372-0614
, Public Affairs Officer: 571-372-0604

ALEXANDRIA, VA — In conjunction with the National Education Association’s Read Across America, all Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools will celebrate Read Across DoDEA Day, on March 3, to emphasize a global commitment to literacy for all grades.

Read Across DoDEA Day highlights reading and DoDEA encourages parents and community members to make an appointment to read to a class or to share in a reading activity on this day.

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. DoDEA schools will have their celebration 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, contact local DoDEA school principals.

DoDEA HQ Office of Communications

4800 Mark Center Dr.
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

Area Communications Offices: