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House Panel Would Kill ‘Reading First ' Funding

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By Alyson Klein

Washington

The controversial federal Reading First program would be eliminated under a fiscal 2009 spending measure approved unanimously today by a House Appropriations subcommittee.

In explaining the decision to zero out the program, Rep. David R. Obey, D-Wis., the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, cited the results of a preliminary federal evaluation of Reading First, released May 1, which found that the program has had no impact on students̢۪ reading comprehension. . .

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— Alyson Klein
Education Week
2008-06-20


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