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House Proceeding 03-03-09 on Mar 3rd, 2009 :: 0:41:05 to 0:45:15
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Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:41:01 to 0:41:21( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: contributors to the united states. i want to thank representative markey and ehlers for bringing this resolution forward. i encourage my colleagues to support this resolution. mr. speaker, i'd like to reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from colorado reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from california. mr. mcon: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:41:05 to 0:45:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:41:22 to 0:41:43( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mckeon: mr. speaker, i rise today in support of house resolution 146, designating march 2, 2009, as read across america day. this celebration is held each year on the birthday of author dr. seuss. this year, read across america celebrates its 10th anniversary and is also the 50th anniversary of dr. seuss' most recognizable work "the cat and

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:41:44 to 0:42:04( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: the hat." theodor geisel, more famously known as dr. seuss, is the most beloved children's book author of a-time. his use of rhyme makes his books an effective tool for teaching young children the basic skills they need to be successful and develop a life-long love of reading. celebrating dr. seuss and reading sends a clear message

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:42:05 to 0:42:25( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: to our children that reading is both fun and important. in 2001, congress and president bush highlighted the importance of reading by passing the no child left behind act. through programs authorized under the act, the federal government demonstrated the importance intervention and providing additional resources for

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:42:26 to 0:42:47( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: reading assistance. most notable was its commitment to the reading first program. once the program was implemented, the data quickly showed that reading first works. on average, the 26 states with early baseline data on reading achievement increased children reading or exceeding

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:42:48 to 0:43:08( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: proficiency on fluency outcome measures. among wisconsin first graders, reading fluency proficiency increased by nearly 28%. for economically disadvantaged students,. more than 30% for limited english proficient students. nearly 22% for students with disabilities.

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:43:09 to 0:43:30( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: more than 22% for african-american students. and nearly 23% for hispanic students. states saw this improvement and made reading first an integral component of their reform efforts. reports by the government accountability office, the inspector general and the center on education poll city

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:43:31 to 0:43:51( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: have all found widespread support for the program among the states. in one center on education policy report, 97% of reading first school districts said that the program was an important or very important cause for increases in students' reading scores. despite these positive results,

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:43:52 to 0:44:13( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: the new majority has over the course of two years decreased funding levels by $600 million in 2008, and completely eliminated funding for 2009. individual states are beginning to voice their concern over the impact of lost reading first funding. in fact, these cuts have ledo

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:44:14 to 0:44:34( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: such efforts as the colorado state board of education passing a resolution expressing its support for reading first model and its concern over the appropriations cut. as we rightfully recognize another read across america day, this congress should begin the work of immediately restoring funding for this

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:44:35 to 0:44:55( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: program that provides this nation's most disadvantaged students the reading intervention and additional resources for reading assistance they so desperately need. i thank my colleague from colorado, ms. markey, for sponsoring this resolution and i ask that all of my colleagues support its passage and i reserve the balance of my time.

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:44:56 to 0:45:15( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserve his time. the gentleman from colorado. mr. polis: thank you, mr. speaker. i'm pleased to recognize the gentlelady from my neighboring district in colorado, ms. markey, for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from colorado is recognized for five minutes.

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