ERIC Number: ED450342
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Ready To Read, Ready To Learn: First Lady Laura Bush's Education Initiatives.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Stating that it is essential that children have parents, teachers, and others in their lives who prepare them for success in school and in life, this document presents First Lady Laura Bush's education initiatives. Following a foreword by Laura Bush, which concludes that children who are able to read will be ready to learn and ready to lead, the document is in four parts. The first section, "Bringing What Works to Parents," describes "Reach Out and Read," an early literacy program supported by Mrs. Bush. The second section, "The Tools to Teach What Works," describes how the Cone Head Start Center in Dallas, Texas, inspired Mrs. Bush's "Ready to Read" program. The third section, "Recruiting the Best and the Brightest," describes the programs that recruit talented, well-qualified people for the teaching profession (Teach for America, The New Teacher Project, and Troops to Teachers). The article's final section, "Strong Teachers, Strong Families, Strong Students," sums up Mrs. Bush's education initiatives. (SR)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Emergent Literacy, Politics of Education, Program Descriptions, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs
Full text available at: http://www.ed.gov/inits/rrrl/ready2read.pdf.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.