DPS Celebrates “Read Across America Day”

Feb. 28, 2017

On Thursday, March 2, Denver Public Schools (DPS) Superintendent Tom Boasberg will read with students at Carson Elementary School as part of DPS’ celebration of “Read Across America Day.” He will be joined by DPS Foundation President Veronica Figoli and other community members, including Denver Police and members of the Glendale Rugby team.

Superintendent Boasberg’s participation in “Read Across America Day” supports the district’s Early Literacy 2020 Plan, which was created to help meet the district’s Denver Plan 2020 goal of ensuring 80% of third-graders are reading and writing at or above grade-level.

“Read Across America Day” is an initiative started by the National Education Association (NEA) to celebrate the birth and work of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, who wrote and published 46 children’s books, characterized by imaginative characters and rhyme.

In creating the “Read Across America” program 20 years ago, the NEA declared, “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.” The day is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on Dr. Seuss’ March 2 birthday.

  • WHAT: DPS Celebrates “Read Across America Day” and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday.
  • WHO: Carson Elementary School students and educators, DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg, DPS Foundation President Veronica Figoli, Denver Police officers, Glendale Rugby players and Peabody-award winning reporter Marshall Zelinger.
  • WHEN: Thursday, March 2
    10 to 11 a.m.: community readers in classrooms
    10:15 to 10:45 a.m.: Superintendent Tom Boasberg reading to students
  • WHERE: Carson Elementary School
    5420 E. First Ave.
    Denver, CO 80220