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When President Bush came into office, he implemented the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 to ensure that children’s academic needs are met. He added Early Reading First and Reading First, two federal grants to support programs that instill literacy practices and activities. Find out more...

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Governor Bush emphasized his support of literacy with Just Read, Florida!, an initiative supporting the awareness of literacy practices in the state. There are many early literacy programs in Florida, including Florida Even Start, Early Literacy and Learning Model (ELLM) and HeadsUp! Reading Florida (Moore 10). Find out more...

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Many counties in Florida have programs that prepare children for kindergarten who have difficulty reading. Three programs are Care to Read, in Palm Beach County, Wee Read, in Escambia County and Collaborating Coalitions, in Duval, Clay, Nassau, Baker and Bradford Counties.  Find out more...

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