CLARK, NJ - On Feb. 3, NJEA’s Cat in the Hat visited the Clark Preschool for the "18th Annual Read Across America." The Seussical celebration kicks off read across the nation which aides in the improvement of literacy skills.
 
Reading is an important focus in the early grades and students who are absent miss critical instruction time. Research shows that early literacy plays a key role in enabling learning experiences that are linked with academic achievement, reduced grade retention and higher graduation.
 
 
Guest reader Jill Curran, Clark Board of Education Vice President,  read "The Cat in the Hat" to the the students. The Cat portrayed the character by miming the narration, “kicking off” the March literacy celebration to build a nation of readers.