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Regarding Colorado’s Instructional Materials Alignment Misrepresentation of Information (January 21, 2003)

Established through the recent No Child Left Behind Act, the Reading First initiative builds on the findings of years of scientific research.  Funds are dedicated to help states and local school districts eliminate reading deficits by establishing high-quality, comprehensive reading instruction in kindergarten through grade 3.  The program is designed to select, implement, and provide professional development for teachers using scientifically based reading programs, and to ensure accountability through ongoing, valid and reliable screening, diagnostic, and classroom-based assessment.

For information on the Early Reading First Federal Grant Program go to:

A state-by-state listing of eligible districts for Early Reading Firstcan be found at:

For the formal announcement of the Federal Approval  for Colorado, go to:


For additional information please contact Lynn Bamberry at: or 303.866.6813
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