Friday, August 1, 2014

Read Across America, Southern Style

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By Anita Merina Under bright sunny skies, NEA’s Read Across America Cat-a-Van Tour 3 rolled south, beginning its tour in Columbia, South Carolina to the delight of hundreds of elementary students. The tour began at Bradley Elementary School with students and teachers lining the school’s long driveway and the school band playing in the background. [...]

Michigan Celebrates Read Across America Day!

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By Mary Ellen Flannery “Can you say, ‘Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss’?” asked NEA President Dennis Van Roekel. Yes, you can! And yes, they did! Maybe not in a boat, nor with a goat, but 45 million students, parents, and educators celebrated NEA’s Read Across America this year, “in schools like this one, and also in [...]

Read Across America Tour Rolls Into Oklahoma

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By Brenda Álvarez After covering almost 800 miles of ground, NEA’s Read Across America Cat-a-Van Tour 1 capped off a week’s worth of reading celebrations on Friday in Oklahoma with two school visits. Steed Elementary School in Midwest City was the first stop of the Oklahoma tour. Firefighters from Midwest City Fire Department Ladder 2 [...]

The Countdown to NEA’s Read Across America 2014 Has Begun!

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By Anita Merina In Bakersfield, Calif., Bakersfield Elementary Teachers Association president Michelle Johnson is planning a reading block party featuring storybook characters and book giveaways. In Sioux City, Iowa, NEA-Retired member Sue Wiele is dusting off her favorite Sam I Am costume. And in Louisiana, NEA Education Support Professional member Ruthie Wright is rounding up [...]

Uma Thurman and Jake T. Austin Join NEA to Celebrate 2013 Read Across America Day

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By Cindy Long and Staci Maiers Hundreds of New York City school children filed into the New York Public Library on Friday morning to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and to kick off Read Across America Day, the nation’s largest reading celebration with more than 45 million participating around the country to highlight the importance of [...]

NEA’s Read Across America Cat-a-Van Tour Hits the Road

February 24, 2013 by twalker  
Filed under Featured News, NEA's Read Across America, Top Stories

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By Staci Maiers and Tim Walker This week, three Cat-a-Vans will log more than 5,100 miles as they travel from coast to coast to celebrate NEA’s Read Across America and deliver an important message about reading—and brushing their teeth. NEA’s Cat-a-Van Reading Tour – made possible through a unique partnership between the National Education Association and [...]

NEA Kicks Off Read Across America Tour with Mazda and ‘The Lorax’

February 22, 2012 by clong  
Filed under Featured News, NEA's Read Across America, Top Stories

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By Teal Ruland From the Truffula Trees to the Once-ler, and the hoots of the Bar-ba-Loots, Dr. Seuss and the Lorax are loose in Miami and celebrating the joys of reading with students at Carol City Elementary School. Yesterday kicked off the NEA’s “Read Across America Tour – Driven by Mazda,” and the children were [...]

NEA Kicks Off Read Across America Day

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by Meredith Barnett The National Education Association launched its annual Read Across America campaign on Wednesday with a star-studded celebration of reading at the Library of Congress. A proclamation by President Obama declared today Read Across America Day, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel told the event’s crowd of students decked in “Cat in the Hat” stovepipe hats. [...]

NEA Leaders Join Parenting Mag, Target in Literacy Effort

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By Ramona Parks NEA leaders joined Parenting magazine and Target this month for Read.Connect.Grow, a special series celebrating childhood literacy and fostering a life-long love of reading in children. NEA Vice President Lily Eskelsen, Secretary-Treasurer Becky Pringle and Executive Committee member Christy Levings made stops in Washington, D.C., St. Paul, Minn., and New York to [...]

U.S. Soccer Players Score Big for Public School Students

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By Collin Berglund The U.S. team may be out of World Cup contention, but members of Major League Soccer teams from around the country are beloved no less by schoolchildren from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles. Why? Because the athletes are better known to the kids for participating in NEA’s Read Across America program [...]

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