Celebrates “Read Across America” Day and “Read Across Maryland” Month
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (March 1, 2010) –The National Education Association is sponsoring “Read Across America” events in communities across the nation tomorrow. Earlier today, Governor Martin O’Malley proclaimed March as “Read Across Maryland” Month. To honor Governor O’Malley’s proclamation, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will participate tomorrow morning in two “Read Across Maryland” and “Read Across America” events.
At 9:30 AM, Lt. Governor Brown will read to first grade students from Eastport Elementary School at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel as part of the Maryland State Education Association celebration. Later, Lt. Governor Brown will visit Yorktown Elementary School in Bowie to read Dr. Seuss books to a class of second graders and a kindergarten class.
In January, Education Week Magazine ranked Maryland’s public schools as the best in the nation for the second consecutive year and last month, the College Board announced that Maryland again led the nation in Advanced Placement performance. The O’Malley-Brown administration has increased funding for public education by $1.2 billion and invested $1.2 billion in school construction funding to provide Maryland’s students with state-of-the-art classrooms and facilities.
*** TOMORROW, Tuesday, March 2, 2010 ***
9:30 AM Lt. Governor Brown to Bring Greetings and Read to Students at “Green Eggs and Ham” Breakfast
Location: Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 80 Compromise Street, Annapolis
10:30 AM Lt. Governor Brown to Read to Students at Yorktown Elementary School During Read Across America Day
Location: Yorktown Elementary School, 7301 Race Track Road, Bowie