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School drops Reading First grants

Ohanian Comment: I posted evidence of this struggle last year. Then, it was not teachers rising up against Reading First.

Staff

McCook Public Schools' board of education voted during its regular meeting Monday evening to discontinue the schools' involvment with the controversial Reading First grant program.

The move is effective at the end of this school year.

The board asked that elementary principal Kathy Latta and her staff select/develop a reading curriculum for use during the upcoming school year and make a presentation at the board's July meeting.

School board president Greg Larson said this morning that the schools will continue its emphasis on reading proficiency among its students. "Reading will continue to be our priority," he said.

Larson said the school has received approximately $900,000 through the Reading First grant program over the past three years. Board member Diane Lyons said those funds do not have to be repaid, as expenditures were made within the confines of the grant program.

— staff
McCook Daily Gazette
2007-05-15
http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/1211806.html


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