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Closing the Achievement Gap by Improving Reading Instruction. Hearing before the Committee on Education and the Workforce. House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session (Orlando, Florida, November 13, 2001).

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A field hearing of the United States House of Representatives' Committee on Education and the Workforce, entitled "Closing the Achievement Gap by Improving Reading Instruction," was held at Lancaster Elementary School in Orlando, Florida, on November 13, 2001. The hearing begins with welcoming statements by the committee chairman and one of the school principals and a demonstration of reading by a young student. This booklet contains the following statements of various participants: Opening Statement of Congressman Ric Keller, Committee and Education and the Workforce; Opening Statement of Chairman John Boehner, Committee on Education and the Workforce; Statement of Dr. Joan Mahoney, Principal, Lancaster Elementary School, Orlando, FL; Statement of Debra Wright, Principal, Winston Elementary School, Orlando, FL; Statement of Dr. Joseph Torgesen, Robert N. Gagne Professor of Psychology and Education, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and Statement of Paula Hermann, Teacher, Union Park Elementary School, Orlando, FL. Appendixes (A-F) contain written statements for each of the participants, and project "Read Well" evaluation data. (NKA)

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