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READ ACROSS AMERICA There are copyright 20 | KNOW • Volume 12 Issue 4 NOTE:restrictions imposed by Dr. Suess Enterprises such as no promotions with fast food companies. So if you plan to ask a business to get involved, please contact Kevin Pearson (kevin.pearson@ gae.org) to check if the type of business is okay. Also, only the NEA, its affiliates, and their identified partners, are authorized to use the Read Across America artwork featuring the Cat-in-the-Hat. GAE President Dr. Sid Chapman is looking forward to hearing about your plans for the 2015 Read Across America celebration that officially takes place Monday, March 2 with celebrations taking place throughout the week. GAE’s official kick-off will take place on Tuesday, March 3 at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. What Are You Planning For RAA 2015? It’s never too early to start planning for your Read Across America activities. Go to www.gae.org/readacross for related links to everything you need. When ordering RAA merchandise, it is suggested that you get your orders in as early as possible. Also, locally please take advantage of the partnerships that have developed from the state level. Create an event in conjunction with your local public libraries, school media specialists, local press, Barnes and Noble (if applicable), Reading Councils, Kiwanis clubs, school system public relations persons, local authors, and community organizations e.g. fire, police, children’s hospitals. Invite local business, community, civic, and social leaders to participate in an event. Encourage school leaders to do something outlandish as a reward for their students meeting a reading challenge. You’re all set!! Don’t forget to tell us what you’re planning at “Pledge to Participate” at www.nea.org/readacross and send us your pics at getinvolved@gae.org! Check out our Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr pages for all the happenings around the state!


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