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Reading & Literacy

Draft Literacy Bill Would Increase Funding for Grades 4-12

By Mary Ann Zehr — June 16, 2009 1 min read

This summer, some members of the U.S. Congress hope to introduce a comprehensive literacy bill, which I wrote about in this week’s pages of Education Week. The bill would authorize $2.4 billion for reading and writing programs serving children along a continuum of birth to grade 12. It would increase funding considerably for literacy programs in grades 4-12. It would replace the federal Early Reading First, Reading First, and Striving Readers programs.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.