This publication was developed and reviewed by many individuals whose significant contributions we wish to acknowledge here.
At the U.S. Department of Education:
Amie Beckett, Joanne Bogart, Kristin Bunce, Joseph Conaty, Adriana De Kanter, Elizabeth Doggett, Terry Dozier, Ellen Frawley, Adam Honeysett, Naomi Karp, Mary Jean LeTendre, Patrica McKee, Kay McNamee, Ingrid Oxaal, Terry Peterson, Delia Pompa, Carol H. Rasco, Tracy Rimzdius, Cheryl Parker Rose, Suzy Rose Singleton, Susan Thompson-Hoffman, Miriam Whitney, Susan Winchell, and Jacquelyn Zimmermann.
At the National Center for Education Statistics:
Peggy Carr, Pascal Forgionne, Marilyn McMillen, Maureen Treacy, Sheida White
At the National Institute for Literacy:
At the Corporation for National Service:
At the University of California at San Diego:
Carol Padden, Associate Professor in the Communication Department.
At the National Institute for Early Childhood Development:
Very special thanks to Marilou Hyson, AAAS/SRCD Science Policy Fellow and Professor at the Department of Individual and Family Studies, University of Delaware; and Diane Horm-Wingerd, OERI Visiting Scholar for 1998-99 and Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Rhode Island.
Also, we appreciate the assistance of interns Dana Hopkins, Erica Loye, Sherri Pineda, Daniel Patinkin, and Kristina Tabor.
Design and production: David Kidd