October 10, 2003, Extra Credit
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Reading Tips Parents Can Use

Are you interested in learning more about simple strategies that can help your child become a strong reader? Do you know the five essential components of reading and how practicing them with your child can dramatically improve his or her ability to read? Do you know how to identify a good early reading program?

These questions and more are answered in the U.S. Department of Education's free publication, "Reading Tips for Parents," which provides information in both English and Spanish.

Parents can order a free copy by:

  • Calling the U.S. Department of Education's Publications Center (ED Pubs) toll-free at 1-877-4-ED-PUBS (1-877-433-7827); TTY/TDD: 1-877-576-7734; FAX: 1-301-470-1244;
  • Ordering online at:; or
  • Writing to request a copy: ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398.

About Extra Credit
NCLB Extra Credit is a regular look at the No Child Left Behind Act, President Bush's landmark education reform initiative passed with bipartisan support in Congress.

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