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Hayes, Latisha L.; Robnolt, Valerie J. – Reading Research and Instruction, 2007
The purpose of this article is to describe the professional development plan for an elementary school receiving federal funding through the Reading Excellence Act (REA). The Reading Excellence Act provided the school with a two-year plan for literacy improvement. During the first year of the grant, assessment-driven instruction and flexible…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Elementary School Teachers, Grants, Reading Fluency
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Pennycuff, Kristen R. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
Professional development that increases quality classroom instruction is a concern of school administrators and professional educators. Using survey, observation, and interview methods, four rural schools in the Upper Cumberland area of Tennessee were examined to determine if professional development supported by the Reading Excellence Act…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Surveys, Observation, Interviews