March is Read Across Georgia Month

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.”

Read Across America Day is celebrated annually on March 2nd.  Georgia's First Lady, Sandra Deal proclaims March as "Read Across Georgia" month.  Read Across Georgia Month Kick-Off is scheduled for March 5, 2018, at the Georgia State Capitol.  Gov. Nathan Deal, first lady Sandra Deal, and other special guests will celebrate Get Georgia Reading Day and kick off Read Across Georgia Month, which supports the shared expectation that all children in Georgia will be on a pathway to third-grade reading proficiency by 2020.

First Lady Sandra Deal launched her “Read Across Georgia” initiative in support of Gov. Nathan Deal’s goal of increasing the percentage of children reading at grade level by the completion of third grade. The governor proclaimed March “Read Across Georgia” month in honor of this initiative.  “Parental activities as simple as reading stories aloud to young children can greatly improve and enhance our students’ reading and literacy skills,” said First Lady Deal. “Georgia children are a precious resource and undoubtedly capable of being the future leaders of our state. We, as parents, teachers, and mentors, must take it upon ourselves to ensure that our students are good readers.” 
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Worth County School District will celebrate Read Across America and Read Across Georgia with events planned throughout the month of March.  Each school will share their planned events with students, staff, and parents as March 2018 approaches. 


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