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'Success for All' Literacy Program Draws Renewed Focus

The reading program Success for All is getting some new attention, after getting a $50 million boost under the federal "i3" Investing in Innovation program.

The Washington Post ran a story this weekend about Success for All. Then Jay Mathews followed up with a lengthy post on his Class Struggle blog for the Post. (Hat tip to Sara Mead's Policy Notebook blog for flagging these items.)

"The cleverly organized and well-tested program, brainchild of legendary Johns Hopkins University research couple Robert E. Slavin and Nancy A. Madden, spent the Bush administration in a wilderness inhabited by other wrongly discarded educational ideas," Mathews writes. "It did not disappear, but it did not get much attention or growth. Now it is back in the forefront of school improvement, beneficiary of a $50 million grant from the Obama administration."

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