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President's Post

Read Across America Week

Read Across America Week is March 4-10!
North Dakota United President	Nick Archuleta speaks into microphones at a press conference. Behind him there is a glimpse of the American flag and the North Dakota flag.
Published: February 28, 2024

Set aside time to celebrate the absolute joy of reading and literacy! During this exciting week, we recommit to promoting a love of books among children and adults alike. The wonderful thing about this week is that we don’t just celebrate it in our great public schools, we celebrate it across our communities, too.

Read Across America Week is a time to encourage readers young and old to pick up a book and dive into the world of imagination and knowledge. Many schools and libraries celebrate this week by hosting book fairs, author visits, and themed dress-up days. While Read Across America began as a celebration of the birthday and books of Dr. Suess, it has evolved to include a wide variety of authors whose books serve to inform and inspire readers across the country and from all cultural backgrounds.

While we all embrace the joy of storytelling during Read Across America Week, we also recognize that this week plays a significant role in highlighting the importance of literacy and its impact on the quality of our lives. Literacy is the key to academic success, developing critical thinking skills, as well as effective communication. Put simply, when we emphasize the importance of reading, we empower people to succeed in an increasingly complex world.

From all of us at North Dakota United, Happy Read Across America Week! I hope that all of us can use this week to remind ourselves and others of the life-changing power of reading and what reading contributes to ourselves, our kids, and our communities. So, grab a delightful book, sit back, and let the written word take you anywhere your imagination wants to go. Better still, take time to read to a child and introduce them to a brand-new world of wonder. Oh, The Places You’ll Go!


Keeping the Promise of Quality Public Education & Public Services

With more than 11,500 members across the state, NDU supports equal opportunities for success for ALL North Dakota students, and respect and support for all educators. NDU members are teachers, community college professors, speech pathologists, bus drivers, secretaries, retired educators and student teachers.