Senate Takes Aim at ‘Reading First’

June 24, 2008 1 min read

Reading First wouldn’t get any money from the Senate, Alyson Klein reports in from the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee markup.

The program also has a ‘0' in its column in the bill awaiting action in House Appropriations Committee on Thursday.

Just two years ago, Reading First received $1 billion. Now, with no money in either chamber’s bill, the program’s future looks grim.

Alyson is hard at work on a story that will appear on later today.

A version of this news article first appeared in the NCLB: Act II blog.