Legislation Quick Search
11/30/2021 08:25 AM
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/Legis/CSM/showMemoPublic.cfm?chamber=H&SPick=20170&cosponId=23179
Share:
Home / House Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

House Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

Subscribe to PaLegis Notifications
NEW!

Subscribe to receive notifications of new Co-Sponsorship Memos circulated

By Member | By Date | Keyword Search


House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: March 6, 2017 02:11 PM
From: Representative Donna Bullock
To: All House members
Subject: Co-Sponsorship: Resolution designating March 2, 2017 as “Read Across America Day” in Pennsylvania.
 
When we return to Session next week, I plan to re-introduce my annual Resolution, which this year, designates March 2, 2017 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 annual “Read Across America” Program continues to be the nation’s largest reading event 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. However, in promoting reading for our school aged children, these books encourage them to think deeper and to be 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.



Introduced as HR142