Part B - Student Reading Skills Improvement Grants. Subpart 3 - William F. Goodling Even Start Family Literacy Programs. Statement of purpose.
It is the purpose of this subpart to help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by -
(1) improving the educational opportunities of the Nation's low-income families by integrating early childhood education, adult literacy or adult basic education, and parenting education into a unified family literacy program, to be referred to as "Even Start"; and
(2) establishing a program that shall -
(A) be implemented through cooperative projects that build on high-quality existing community resources to create a new range of services;
(B) promote the academic achievement of children and adults;
(C) assist children and adults from low-income families to achieve to challenging State content standards and challenging State student achievement standards; and
(D) use instructional programs based on scientifically based reading research and addressing the prevention of reading difficulties for children and adults, to the extent such research is available.
(Pub. L. 89-10, title I, Sec. 1231, as added Pub. L. 107-110, title I, Sec. 101, Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 1555.)