ERIC Number: ED434330
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Ideas at Work: How To Help Every Child Become a Reader.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Expanding upon ideas presented in the report, "Start Early, Finish Strong: How to Help Every Child Become a Reader," this collection highlights projects, proposals, and programs that help all children become good readers. Chapter 1 describes 18 federal initiatives and programs; and chapter 2 presents excerpts from 16 State of the State addresses given by governors in 1999, summarizes recently enacted state reading improvement laws, and describes statewide efforts in 13 states that tackle the challenge of illiteracy. Chapter 3 describes literacy projects in 14 communities across the country; and chapter 4 describes 19 literacy efforts in the private sector, with special sections on efforts in the sports and newspaper industries. Section 5 describes 24 nonprofit organizations that provide such services as tutoring children, organizing book drives, or helping teachers instill the love of reading in children. (Contains contact information for each program and an index. (RS)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Federal Programs, Nonprofit Organizations, Private Sector, Program Descriptions, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, State Legislation, State Programs
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.