A federal judge has issued a Sept. 22 deadline for the U.S. Department of Education to provide all records sought by the Success for All Foundation under the Freedom of Information Act. (“‘Reading First’ FOIA Requests Hampered by Delays, Costs,” Aug. 30, 2006.) Judge Richard W. Roberts issued the order in response to a lawsuit filed by the Baltimore-based organization. SFA officials said they had waited more than a year for some documents they requested from the department related to the federal Reading First initiative. The documents, they said, could bolster the foundation’s argument that some commercial programs were promoted over others for use in schools receiving the grants.
A version of this article appeared in the September 13, 2006 edition of Education Week