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Directors of Reading First’Plagued by Anxiety Over Budget Cuts

Ohanian Comment: Money cannot be the primary concern. Instead of worrying about money, state directors should worry about the harm done to children. I've received a lot of mail from teachers telling me about 'coaches' patrolling the halls to make sure they stay "on script."

By Kathleen Kennedy Manzo

Washington
The federal Reading First initiative is not likely to survive if massive funding cuts are not reversed, several state directors for the program told federal officials at a meeting here this week.

Key elements of the program—reading coaches in each school, professional development for teachers, core reading programs and interventions, data analysis, and accountability measures—must all be sustained to ensure that it improves reading instruction at participating schools, they maintained. . . .

Here is the rest of the article.

— Kathleen Kennedy Manzo
Education Week
2008-03-07
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