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NEA's Read Across America

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NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia appears on the nationally syndicated Russ Parr Morning Show to discuss all things Read Across America! 


Russ Parr Morning Show March 5, 2015

Check out national media coverge of NEA's Read Across 2015 and Cat-A-Van Tour: updates from the road; blogs; celebrations across the nation.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter with #readacrossamerica. And share your own images from your Read Across celebrations using #readacrossamerica!

Read Across America 2015: U.S. Service Members Read "Oh, the Places You'll Go":

Don't Forget to Take the Pledge!

How will you help create a nation of readers? Take the Read Across Pledge, and tell us your plans for celebrating Read Across America Day. We’ll publish them, so others can be inspired by your event.

STEAM Scholarship Opportunity

In recognition of the 25th anniversary of Oh, the Places You'll Go, Dr. Seuss Enterprises in partnership with NEA's Read Across America will offer a Kid You'll move Mountains! STEAM Scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship includes a trip to Universal Studios Islands of Adventure theme park and a once-in-a-lifetime ride on the Goodyear Blimp!

For official rules go to!


About NEA’s Read Across America

The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 18th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.

"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child."


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Coming This Fall...

American Education Week
November 16-20, 2015

Education Support Professionals Day
November 18, 2015

Substitute Educators Day
November 20, 2015

Coming In 2016...

Read Across America Day
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

National Teacher Day
May 3, 2016

National Teacher Appreciation Week
May 2-6, 2016

American Education Week
November 14-28, 2016

Education Support Professionals Day
November 16, 2016

Substitute Educators Day
November 18, 2016

Follow The Read Across America Cat-A-Van Tours!

Oklahoma: March 2, 2015

Texas: March 3-4, 2015

Louisiana: March 5-6, 2015

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