Orwell Award Announcement SusanOhanian.Org Home


Here are just the facts.

Debora Scheffel, who directs the Reading First program in Colorado (which has received $60 million in federal dollars) and other state directors have started the National Association for Reading First. As of 6:30 EDT on Aug. 6, 129 people have signed the online petition.

The purpose of the group is:

  • To advocate for inclusion of the tenets of Reading First in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

  • To advocate for K-3 models of effective, scientifically-based reading instruction in legislation related to addressing the literacy crisis in our nation

  • To promote and disseminate applied scientific research-to-practice information to guide effective reading instructional practices and interventions for all students
  • To foster a mutually informative relationship between scientific researchers and members of the professional educational community

  • They also have a Vision and a Mission.

    54% of the people answering the online poll say that Reading First has "positively impacted student achievement" in their district.

    You can make a comment in the guestbook.

    — Susan Ohanian
    the Web





    This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of education issues vital to a democracy. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information click here. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.