reading proficiency http://kmuw.org en New Reading Initiative Targeted Towards High-Poverty School Districts http://kmuw.org/post/new-reading-initiative-targeted-towards-high-poverty-school-districts <p>Governor Sam Brownback has proposed a new initiative to help school children read.</p><p>He wants to use $9 million in each of the next two years from federal assistance funds for low-income families.</p><p>Most of the money would come from the Department for Children and Families, which would tap funds from federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program.</p><p>The program typically provides cash assistance to families in poverty.</p><p>A number of high-poverty urban and rural school districts would be targeted through after-school reading programs.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 13:40:30 +0000 Associated Press 26341 at http://kmuw.org Brownback To Announce Plans To Improve Reading Proficiency Among Students http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-announce-plans-improve-reading-proficiency-among-students <p>Governor Sam Brownback, school officials and other community organizations will announce a plan on Thursday to improve reading proficiency among grade-school students.</p><p>The governor will share more details at a Boys and Girls Club center in Topeka.</p><p>School officials from Chetopa, Galena, and Pittsburg as well as representatives of the University of Kansas and the Kansas Enrichment Network will join him.</p><p>This year, Governor Brownback proposed legislation to hold back students who were not proficient in reading.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:46:55 +0000 Associated Press 26286 at http://kmuw.org