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Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant

California Department of Education
Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter
February 17, 2011

Dear County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators:

STRIVING READERS COMPREHENSIVE LITERACY GRANT

I am writing to provide you with an update on the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) grant. California has been awarded funds from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to form a State Literacy Team that will be charged with creating a comprehensive State Literacy Plan for children from birth through grade twelve. This plan will be submitted to the ED by April 1, 2011, thereby securing eligibility for California to complete an application for the competitive grant.

I encourage you to follow the progress of the SRCL State Literacy Team. The first meeting will be held on February 17, 2011, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento, CA, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You will be able to access this meeting live on the CDE SRCL Meeting Webcast Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/rl/srclwebcast.asp. The afternoon portion of the meeting will include the team dividing up into literacy developmental working groups and defining critical areas of need. The respective developmental working groups will review, reflect, and discuss research-based and proven literacy instructional strategies, interventions, and components based on research and collaboration for inclusion in the literacy plan.

Future meeting agendas, additional resources, and general information are available on the CDE SRCL Grant Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/rl/srclhomepage.asp [Note: The Web page is no longer available].

If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please contact Phil Lafontaine, Director, English Learner and Curriculum Support Division, by phone at 916-323-6440 or by e-mail at plafonta@cde.ca.gov [Note: The new contact is Veronica Aguila, Director, Professional Learning Support Division. Phone: 916-319-0938. E-mail: vaguila@cde.ca.gov].

Sincerely,

Tom Torlakson

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, February 23, 2017

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