READ ACROSS AMERICA 2014
BETA would like to say
"THANK YOU" to
NEA and Renaissance Dental
for sponsoring our
Read Across America Events 2014.
About NEA’s Read Across America
Originally created as a one-day event to celebrate the joy of reading, Read Across America, now in its 17th year and founded by NEA and Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., has grown into a nationwide initiative that promotes reading every day. With Dr. Seuss’s March 2nd birthday falling on Sunday this year, the official Read Across America Day will be celebrated Monday, March 3rd, enabling schools nationwide to participate in the reading fun.
Sponsors of this year’s Read Across America celebrations
For the second year, NEA has teamed up with Renaissance Dental, an official sponsor of NEA’s Read Across America, to deliver a very important message to students: “2 x 2 + 20 = good oral health and literacy habits.” The pledge asks children to brush for two minutes, two times per day, plus read for 20 minutes each day—for a daily total of 24 minutes, all focused on developing good oral health and reading skills. NEA joined forces with Renaissance Dental after reports showed that American students miss 51 million hours of school every year because of oral health problems. In fact, tooth decay continues to be the single most common chronic childhood illness—about five times more common than asthma.
The National Education Association is the nation’s largest professional employee organization, representing more than 3 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers. Learn more at www.nea.org
About Renaissance Dental
Renaissance Dental provides quality and affordable dental insurance to organizations and individuals nationwide. Customizable dental options can be designed for groups as small as two enrollees. Renaissance Dental is the flagship product of Renaissance Life & Health Insurance Company of America and Renaissance Health Insurance Company of New York. www.RenaissanceDental.com