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ERIC Number: ED443076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-May-3
Reference Count: N/A
The Reading Excellence Program.
This collection of PowerPoint slides describes the Reading Excellence Program, a $260 million federal grant program that will competitively award grants to states to improve reading. It begins with a reference to the book "Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children," then presents a graph indicating percentage of fourth graders not able to reach the basic level of reading on the National Assessment of Education Progress 1998 study. It also presents information on program funding for fiscal year 1999; purpose of the Reading Excellence Act; primary activities of the program's key definitions of "reading" and "scientifically based reading research"; grant awards; state reading and literacy partnerships; a timeline for the Reading Excellence Act program; SEA activities; eligibility of districts and schools for local reading improvement sub grants and tutorial assistance sub grants; and contact information for Reading Excellence. (RS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Federal Programs, Grants, Program Descriptions, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Tutoring
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (44th, San Diego, CA, May 2-7, 1999).