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​Read Across America Statement from Superintendent Woods

MEDIA CONTACT: Matt Cardoza, GaDOE Communications Office, (404) 541-7358,, or Meghan Frick, GaDOE Communications Office, (404) 656-5594,

March 2, 2015 –
Statement from State School Superintendent Richard Woods on the celebration of Read Across America day:


“Today we celebrate Read Across America day, and the birthday of Theodor Geisel – Dr. Seuss – who was born on this day in 1904 and gave our children so many gifts. Dr. Seuss understood the magic of reading, how it can transport you to different worlds, and how children’s imaginations grow when they escape to those other worlds. Reading is a crucial building block of academic success; it can bridge so many gaps and fill so many needs. During my own childhood in a military family, reading helped me keep up with other students, even as I changed schools frequently. Today, I salute the legacy of Dr. Seuss and the power of reading. May all Georgia’s children grow up knowing the magic of a book.”