Published on March 2, 2016 by Katie Stewart  
Read America

Read Across America, a National Education Association event, is Feb. 29 through March 4. It is a week anchored around Dr. Seuss’ birthday where teachers across the country celebrate reading.

In support of the Curriculum Materials and Technology Center (CMTC), Samford University’s Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education is participating in a giving campaign to gain resources for the CMTC during Read Across America week.

Samford education students use the CMTC daily for lesson planning, group projects, individual studying and as a hub to build community among the school.

While the event is anchored around Dr. Seuss’ birthday, students and teachers alike are encouraged to use a variety of books and resources to build up readers of all ages.

Samford University’s teacher education students plan curriculum around this week each year to help engage and motivate children and teens to become active readers through various events throughout the week.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.