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 UniversitySamford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.