PURSUING EXCELLENCE ONE STUDENT AT A TIME
Read Across America
On March 1, schools throughout the United States celebrated National Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss Day. This year marked 20th annual celebration of this day, which is a celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday.
The National Education Association (NEA) estimated that more than 45 million readers, both young and old, picked up a book and read on March 1. The National Education Association is the nation's largest professional employee organization, representing 3.2 million elementary and secondary teachers, college faculty, school administrators, education support professionals, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers.
At Chamberlain Elementary School, Connecticut State Department of Education Commissioner Dr. Dianna Wentzell read to students. At other schools across the district, members of the New Britain Fire Department, Police Department, City Council, and State Representatives read to students. We also had volunteers from United Way and CSDNB staff read throughout the district.
It was a great day to celebrate reading and we thank all those who came into our schools to share a story with our students.