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Department of Education to release funds for literacy program, State Literacy Teams

The U.S. Department of Education has released their application for the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program. The deadline for State Educational Agencies (SEAs) to submit the application is Thursday, September 30, 2010.

The Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program is providing $10 million for formula grants for states to create a State Literacy Team to develop literacy plans for students from birth through the 12th grade.  According to the guidelines, it is suggested that the State Literacy Teams may include school and/or public librarians.  It is critical that every state has a librarian on these teams so the idea of libraries participating in the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program will be represented.

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  1. Jane Steele Jane Steele

    Hi. I no longer work at a public library but with ESC/Joblink Services. and I am also a certified teacher in grades K6 and 9-12 in US History. I am very concerned about students not only not able to read bbut to comprehend just what they are reading as far as history and filling out job applications goes.

    I am seeing up close and personal the problems that this has led to among young adults and older people returning to school or entering school for the irst time in many years. I would love to serve on a team or at least be considered. Thanks so much. Jane Steele,MA

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