Local Reading Expert Shanahan Gets Nominated For National Institute

According to UIC, President George W. Bush has announced his nomination of Timothy Shanahan to the National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board.

"Shanahan is best known for his service with the Chicago Public Schools' Chicago Reading Initiative. In that role, he was director of reading for the city's 437,000 children and 26,000 teachers. He is director of the UIC Center for Literacy, a research and service unit within the College of Education, and an important contributor to programs such as Project FLAME, a family literacy program serving Chicago's Latino communities.  A member of the National Reading Panel that advises Congress on reading research, Shanahan is also chairman of the Family Partnership in Reading Project.  In May, Shanahan was named president of the International Reading Association, the world's largest professional organization devoted to literacy education."

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