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Literacy Briefing to Take Place Tuesday, April 17

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April 11, 2012 07:32 pm


The Alliance for Excellent Education, along with partner organizations within the Advocates for Literacy*, will hold a briefing on the federal role in promoting literacy on Tuesday, April 17. The briefing, “Why the Federal Government Should Invest in Comprehensive Literacy Programs,” will be held from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (EST) at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, room 430, in Washington D.C.

Guests presenters include: Margaret Grioli, Vice President of Corporate Communication for Macy’s United Way National Women’s Leaderships Council and Early Reading Taskforce Chair, Dr. John T. Guthrie, professor emeritus with the Department of Human Development at the University of Marlyand, Debbie Hunsaker, Instructional Innovations Director for Montana State Department of Education, and  Mel Riddile, Associate Director of High School Services at the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

To RSVP for this event, contact

To read more about the Alliance for Excellent Education’s initiatives on adolescent literacy, click here.

*Advocates for Literacy is a coalition of national organizations that support increasing resources to states in order to carry out a comprehensive and systemic approach to improving literacy to help all students from birth through grade 12 thrive in the twenty-first century.


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