March 2 is Read Across America Day

— Indiana State Teachers Association to join the Indianapolis Education Association and the Indiana Fever for a celebration of reading event

INDIANAPOLIS — March 1, 2017 — Students in classrooms throughout Indiana will celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2. Read Across America, now in its 20th year, is a signature program of the National Education Association (NEA), which focuses on motivating children and teens to read. ISTA will join the Indianapolis Education Association and the Indiana Fever for a reading event at Anna Brochhausen School 88.

“As educators, we know that students who read or are read to do better in school,” said ISTA Vice President, Keith Gambill. “Celebrating Read Across America Day in your classrooms, schools and homes is a great start to instilling a love of reading and learning in kids.”

Read Across America Day honors Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the joy he brought to reading. NEA expects more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read.

What: Read Across America Event
When: March 2, 5 – 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: Anna Brochhausen School 88

Indianapolis Education Association (IEA) President Rhondalyn Cornett said, “IEA recognizes the importance of children reading every day in the classroom and at home. Celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday and his ideologies of making reading enjoyable is a great way to celebrate Read Across America Day.”

About: Indiana State Teachers Association, Indiana’s largest professional education employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. ISTA’s nearly 40,000 members work at every level of education. ISTA has affiliate organizations in each Indiana county and in nearly 300 local school districts.