U.S. Code, Title 20, Education

Author: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel"

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§ 6661. Purposes

     The purposes of this part are as follows:

     (1) To provide children with the readiness skills they need to learn to read once they enter school.

     (2) To teach every child to read in the child’s early childhood years—

     (A) as soon as the child is ready to read; or

     (B) as soon as possible once the child enters school, but not later than 3d grade.

     (3) To improve the reading skills of students, and the instructional practices for current teachers (and, as appropriate, other instructional staff) who teach reading, through the use of findings from scientifically based reading research, including findings relating to phonemic awareness, systematic phonics, fluency, and reading comprehension.

     (4) To expand the number of high-quality family literacy programs.

     (5) To provide early literacy intervention to children who are experiencing reading difficulties in order to reduce the number of children who are incorrectly identified as a child with a disability and inappropriately referred to special education.

(Pub. L. 89–10, title II, § 2251, as added Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, § 101(f) [title VIII, § 101(a)(2)], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–337, 2681–391.)