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The No Child Left Behind Act of
Also known as Public Law 107-110 of the 107th Congress
Click here to download the complete text of the act: a 670 page PDF
Official information about the act can be found at <<http://www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/index.html>>
We hope to summarize the "... Act" on this website page over time and point to relevant sections. We welcome any help by anyone who can help us decipher and summarize the somewhat dense text.
With regard to reading and tutoring,
on page 1535 of the PDF you will find:
‘‘ PART B—STUDENT READING SKILLS IMPROVEMENT GRANTS
‘‘ Subpart 1—Reading First
‘‘ SEC. 1201. PURPOSES.
‘‘ The purposes of this subpart are as follows:
‘‘ (1) To provide assistance to State educational agencies and local educational agencies in establishing reading programs for students in kindergarten through grade 3 that are based on scientifically based reading research, to ensure that every student can read at grade level or above not later than the ..."
As I read the above and the stuff that follows,
it tells that (1) the Federal Government will give grants to "State Educational Agencies" --
meaning the Department of Education of each State -- and (2) the States will
give subgrants -- see
page 1537 for the following:
‘‘ (1) AUTHORIZATION TO MAKE SUBGRANTS.—In accordance with paragraph (2), a State educational agency that receives a grant under this section shall make competitive subgrants to eligible local educational agencies."
Further on page 1537:
" (4) LOCAL APPLICATION.—To be eligible to receive a subgrant under this subsection, an eligible local educational agency shall submit an application to the State educational agency at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the State educational agency may reasonably require." (The text goes on to tell what the subgrantees must do.)
Also note on page 1539:
‘‘ (B) ADDITIONAL USES.—Subject to paragraph (8), an eligible local educational agency that receives a subgrant under this subsection may use the funds provided under the subgrant to carry out the following activities:
‘‘ (i) Humanities-based family literacy programs (which may be referred to as ‘Prime Time Family Reading Time’) that bond families around the acts of reading and using public libraries.
‘‘ (ii) Providing training in the essential components of reading instruction to a parent or other individual who volunteers to be a student’s reading tutor, to enable such parent or individual to support instructional practices that are based on scientifically based reading research and are being used by the student’s teacher.
‘‘ (iii) Assisting parents, through the use of materials and reading programs, strategies, and approaches (including family literacy services) that are based on scientifically based reading research, to encourage reading and support their child’s reading development."