There are two big stories about the federal Reading first program, and both include information about how federal officials pressured ISBE to make sure that districts like Rockford only did what they were supposed to do. EdWeek (E-Mails Reveal Federal Reach Over Reading) focuses on the extent of the intrusiveness in RF and the historic ban on federal meddling in local decisions. The
Title I Monitor details the involvement of reading guru Reid
Lyon, who is interviewed in the piece about his role and what happened ("Reading Czar" Served as Conduit Between ED, White House).
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