Brown, Justine
April 2006
T H E Journal;Apr2006, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p38
The article focuses on the implementation of the literacy initiative Reading First in Texas. From starting the program effectively at the state level to introducing it successfully in the classroom, federally mandated initiatives like Reading First can be exercises in planning and coordination that prove tedious and fraught with frustration. The state has combined innovative uses of technology, an effective communications strategy, and a multitiered approach, and enjoyed great success in its execution of Reading First.


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