THE SENATE GOES TO THE DOGS

111th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. RES. 338

Designating November 14, 2009, as ‘National Reading Education Assistance Dogs Day’.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 5, 2009

Mr. HATCH (for himself, Mr. BINGAMAN, Mrs. MCCASKILL, Mr. COCHRAN, and Mr. RISCH) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

November 16, 2009

Committee discharged; considered and agreed to

RESOLUTION

Designating November 14, 2009, as ‘National Reading Education Assistance Dogs Day’.

Whereas reading provides children with an essential foundation for all future learning;

Whereas the Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program was founded in November of 1999 to improve the literacy skills of children through the mentoring assistance of trained, registered, and insured pet partner reading volunteer teams;

Whereas children who participate in the R.E.A.D. program make significant improvements in fluency, comprehension, confidence, and many additional academic and social dimensions;

Whereas the R.E.A.D. program now has an active presence in 49 States, 3 provinces in Canada, Europe, Asia, and beyond with more than 2,400 trained and registered volunteer teams participating and influencing thousands of children in classrooms and libraries across the Nation;

Whereas the program has received awards and recognition from distinguished entities including the International Reading Association, the Delta Society, the Latham Foundation, the American Library Association, and PBS Television; and

Whereas the program has garnered enthusiastic coverage from national media, including major television networks NBC, CBS, and ABC, as well as international television and print coverage: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the R.E.A.D. program, designates November 14, 2009, as ‘National Reading Education Assistance Dogs Day’.

MY SENATOR AND ME: A DOG’S EYE_EYE VIEW OF WASHINGTON, D.C. BY SENATOR EDWARD “TED” M. KENNEDY(February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) VIDEOS AND AUDIO

CHILDREN READING TO DOGS=R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) (Videos and Links)

One response to “THE SENATE GOES TO THE DOGS

  1. THE SENATE GOES TO THE DOGS – The Senate, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the R.E.A.D. program, designates November 14, 2009, as ‘National Reading Education Assistance Dogs Day’

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