Key Education Messages to Share

March 2020 Communications

National Reading Month

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March is designated as National Reading Month – a month to motivate Americans of all ages to read every day. Reading is fun and has many benefits, regardless of your age. It’s a key component of education and professional development. It also has immediate and long-lasting health benefits such as increased cognitive function, memory, vocabulary, empathy and decreased levels of stress.

Each year, National Read Across America Day is celebrated on March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. The annual event is part of Read Across America, an initiative on reading creative by the National Education Association and celebrated all week long.

Social Sharing

  • The world—and books—are filled with many different kinds of people. Getting to know them is interesting, exciting, and fun! #ReadAcrossAmerica #DrSeussDay. http://bit.ly/ReadAcrossAmericaWeek
  • SHARE OUR VIDEO ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF READING:
    March is #NationalReadingMonth! Reading is THE foundational skill for all future learning, and being able to read by the end of 3rd grade is a crucial milestone in a child’s future academic success. A child’s 3rd grade reading level is a strong predictor of how well a student performs in high school, whether or not they graduate, and if they go on to college. https://youtu.be/kAoRsRaSAS4  #AZProgress #Road2Equity #ReadingMatters
  • Pick up an interesting book and read it.  More importantly, read with a child. #ReadAcrossAmerica #NationalReadingMonth. http://bit.ly/ReadAcrossAmericaWeek
  • “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child!”- Dr. Seuss. #ReadAcrossAmerica #DrSeussDay #NationalReadingMonth http://bit.ly/ReadAcrossAmericaWeek

Make Arizona A Destination for Education

Thanks to the generosity of a handful of donors, every gift made to Expect More Arizona during the month of March will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $20,000! We would love your help in spreading the word by encouraging your friends, family and colleagues to donate. Our theme for our spring giving campaign is Making Arizona a Destination for Education. Check out our campaign page for more details: ExpectMoreArizona.org/donate.

Social Sharing

  • Arizona has become known as a tourist destination for it’s beautiful climate, spring training, hiking and other outdoor activities. If we all work together to improve education in our state for ALL students, we can and will become known for our world-class education system! Double your donation and give today: ExpectMoreArizona.org/donate

Recent Blogs

Expect More Excellence Tour

We believe it is possible for every student to receive an excellent education every step of the way. In order to get there, it is important to identify the programs and initiatives we know are working so they can be celebrated, and potentially replicated. Below our our Excellence Tour stories from last month. Support Arizona’s students and teachers by helping us share these and other examples of excellence.  Remember to use #AZProgress with all your social shares.

Family Resource Centers
Family Resource Centers providing hubs for support services Law enforcement workforce gets a boost in Coconino County
Project SOAR FosterEd Arizona
University of Arizona students mentoring middle schoolers to boost college-going rate  Hundreds of Arizona foster youth gaining support thanks to FosterEd