ERIC Number: ED468086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Georgia Reading Excellence Act Demonstration Sites (GA READS). Executive Summary.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
This executive summary of Georgia Reading Excellence Act Demonstration Sites (GA READS) includes the Reading Excellence overview; Georgia's plan and goals; state activities; a timeline; local activities; and a budget. The overview states that the Reading Excellence Act was authorized to carry out the following purposes: teach every child to read by the end of third grade; provide children in early childhood with the readiness skills and support they need to learn to read once they enter school; expand the number of high quality family literacy programs; provide early intervention to children who are at risk of being identified for special education inappropriately; and base instruction, including tutoring, on scientifically based reading research. The overview also details the use of funds and the key principles in the Reading Excellence Act. The State Activities section explains the role of partnership in grant application; the composition of the reading and literacy partnership; professional development; and grants to local educational agencies. A timeline outlines activities from October 2001 through June 2004. (PM)
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Faculty Development, Financial Support, Instructional Effectiveness, Primary Education, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Readiness, Special Education, Tutoring
For full text: http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/federal/gareads/rea_program.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Reading Excellence Act