ERIC Number: ED478183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Reading a Central Focus of No Child Left Behind Act.
Gaddy, Barbara, Ed.
Changing Schools: A Newsletter from the Central Region Educational Laboratory, Sum 2003
This newsletter from the Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) first discusses The No Child Left Behind Act's strong emphasis on reading skills, in its central article, "Reading a Central Focus of No Child Left Behind Act." It explains that through the authorization of two new programs, Early Reading First (for preschool children) and Reading First (for children in grades K-3), the U.S. Department of Education intends to ensure that children, particularly children in low-performing schools and schools with high rates of poverty, have access to research-based reading programs. The newsletter then provides legislative news reviews the latest research. Other brief articles in the newsletter are: "North Dakota Distributes $2.92 Million in Federal Technology Grant Money"; "Colorado Joins Consortium to Develop English Language Proficiency Test"; and "Policy Advisory Panel Convenes to Discuss No Child Left Behind Act." Also lists resources and e-sources and offers educational information from the central region of the country. (NKA)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology, Government Role, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Test Construction
Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, 2550 S. Parker Rd., Ste. 500, Aurora, CO 80014-1678. Tel: 303-337-0990. For full text: http://www.mcrel.org/PDF/ChangingSchools/5032NL_CSSummer03.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, Aurora, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; North Dakota
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001