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Tennessee schools to celebrate ‘Read Across America Day’

Tennessee schools to celebrate ‘Read Across America Day’
Students and teachers across Tennessee are joining millions of their peers nationwide this week to celebrate the National Education Association’s 16th annual observance of Read Across America, which culminates on Friday – the birthday of the famed children’s author, Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
“As we focus on science and math to build a better future for our children and our state, we sometimes forget that quality education starts with a good book,” said Gera Summerford, TEA president and Sevier County math teacher. “There are so many ways to inspire our children to read. Please join our talented teachers as they share the magic of reading.”
Read Across America Day, which falls on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, calls on more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read. TEA invites you to join literacy advocates, youth and civic groups in bringing a nation of readers together under one hat – the red and white stovepipe made famous by the Cat in the Hat – for a flurry of reading excitement. Published in The WCP 2.28.13

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