Planting the Seeds of Literacy - SoMIRAC 2015 literacy conference

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Welcome to SoMIRAC

Welcome to the State of Maryland International Reading Council! SoMIRAC is the leading literacy organization in the state of Maryland comprised of over 3,000 members in 16 active local councils. Membership in SoMIRAC includes teachers, administrators, instructional assistants, university professors, college students, parents, and other community members. SoMIRAC is an affiliate of the International Reading Association.


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Every Child Achieves Act

Every Child Achieves Act The current revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Every Child Achieves Act , passed in the Senate today by a vote of 81 to 17. Annual testing has been retained, but Federal role in education has been reduced. Several Amendments that had been brought to the floor failed. Vouchers were not approved, as well as accountability measures for schools with low performance and low subgroups. A contentious debate is expected with the House, who passed their own version earlier. More information is in the Associated Press article below. I will post continued updates as they are available.

Donna Michel,

Chairperson, Advocacy and Government Relations, SoMIRAC

posted: Jul 16, 2015

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