RESOLUTION NO. RS2014-1003
A resolution recognizing the National Education Association and the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association's "Read Across America" day on March 3, 2014.
WHEREAS, reading is the foundation upon which learning is built, and on Read Across America Day, our commitment to supporting America’s next generation of readers is by engaging children in good reading habits and making reading a fun and interactive activity; and
WHEREAS, Read Across America Day is annually held on March 2nd as this nationwide observance coincides with the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to many as Dr. Seuss, author of children’s books; and
WHEREAS, we are celebrating in Nashville with individuals, government officials, business leaders, educators and others by going into the schools and reading books by Dr. Seuss; and
WHEREAS, the National Read Across America Celebration is sponsored by the National Education Association, in conjunction with the Tennessee Education Association and the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association, and is committed to promoting reading as the catalyst for our students’ future academic success, their preparation for America’s jobs of the future, and their ability to compete in a global economy; and
WHEREAS, the City of Nashville has provided significant leadership in the area of community involvement in the education of our youth, grounded in the principle that educational investment is key to the community’s well-being and long-term quality of life; and
WHEREAS, the National Education Association, the Tennessee Education Association, and the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association’s Read Across America activities promote reading and adult involvement in the education of our city’s students; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council enthusiastically endorses Read Across America and recommits our city to engage in programs and activities to make America’s children the best readers in the world.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as recognizing the National Education Association and the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association's "Read Across America" day on March 3, 2014.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Council Office is directed to prepare a copy of this Resolution to be presented to Mr. Stephen C. Henry, President of the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association and area district schools.
Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Karen Johnson, Steve Glover
|Referred to:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Introduced:||February 18, 2014|
|Adopted:||February 18, 2014|
|Approved:||February 19, 2014|
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