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Document Number: 2239

Every Child Reading: A Professional Development Guide - The Learning First Alliance, a coalition of twelve education organizations, describes the essentials of successful professional development in reading and calls on state and national leaders to make this type of teacher training a goal. The guide promotes a "radical departure" from the one-session, publisher-funded workshops and underscores the importance of schoolwide responses to professional development, in which teachers are given the time and ongoing opportunities to review, reflect and practice well-proven strategies to help every child read. (Learning First Alliance, November 2000) ...

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