2011 Cat-a-Van Reading Tours
The Cat in the Hat goes to NEA Priority Schools
The Cat in the Hat is making NEA Priority Schools his priority in 2011, accompanying NEA leaders to Priority Schools in Des Moines, Iowa, and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The March 2nd celebrations are part of NEA Executive Committee visits to Priority Schools in those states. Due to budget cuts, NEA's Read Across America is unable to coordinate full cat-a-vans, but will bring the Cat in the Hat and reading celebration to selected schools in those locations.
The visits will coincide with NEA's national celebration at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, where more than 200 students will read with the Secretary of Education.
For extra inspiration, the Cat-a-Vans are providing an estimated 4,000 books and other goodies. Through NEA’s Books Across America—a program designed to give the gift of reading to those in need—thousands of dollars in cash grants are being provided to public schools and their libraries.
In recent years, Cat-a-Vans have traveled through Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Keep up with all the reading excitement right here, as we post photos and information from the tour events:
Denver, Salt Lake City
Phoenix, Las Vegas
These archival photos include past visits to Baltimore, Essex, Randallstown, MD; Chester, Linwood, Philadelphia, PA; Washington, D.C.; Newark, Trenton, NJ; East Hartford, Waterbury, CT; New York City, Brooklyn, NY.