ERIC Number: ED411504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May-14
Reference Count: N/A
America Reads Challenge.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This booklet describes various components of the America Reads Challenge program, which will mobilize AmeriCorps members, skilled reading specialists, and trained volunteer reading tutors to ensure that every student can read independently and well by the end of third grade. The booklet begins with advice on how to get involved right now and provides the names and addresses of 20 organizations linked to the America Reads Challenge. It then describes several strategies that are essential for helping children learn to read and that are incorporated into the America Reads Challenge, including creating more after school, weekend and summer learning opportunities; strengthening parent involvement; promoting greater public awareness and local partnership building; and supporting research and evaluation. The booklet then describes the legislation establishing the America Reads Challenge, and a series of 26 questions and answers regarding the program. The booklet concludes with a discussion of federal work-study and the America Reads Challenge as it is implemented at San Francisco State University. A list of colleges committed to the America Reads Challenge is attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.