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Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session


Posted: January 24, 2013 03:05 PM
From: Representative Michelle F. Brownlee
To: All House members
Subject: Read Across America Day in Pennsylvania
In the near future, I plan to introduce my annual Resolution, which this year, designates March 2, 2013 as “Read Across America Day” in Pennsylvania. This Resolution coincides with the birthday of Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel, the renowned creator of the popular children’s books Dr. Seuss, and the National Education Association’s “Read Across America” Program.

As you may know, the National Education Association’s “Read Across America” Program continues to be the nation’s largest reading initiative with millions of readers participating nationwide. The program began in 1998 and was the largest celebration of reading ever held in our nation’s history that year. The “Read Across America” Program continues to grow and, this year, the program will be supported by over 3.2 million elementary and secondary school teachers, higher education faculty members, educational support professionals, school administrators, retired educators, and students.

Further, the works of Dr. Geisel’s Dr. Seuss series continues to inspire readers of all ages’ adults and children alike. Subsequently, in promoting reading for our school aged children, these books encourage them to think deeper and become analytical and imaginative which, undoubtedly positions them for future academic success moving forward.

With that said, if you have any questions regarding this Resolution, please contact my Research Analyst -- Takesha Latham at (717) 705-1943 or via email at tlatham@pahouse.net.

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Introduced as HR92