Illinois Public Media

Mike Thomas
Education Blog

Funding for Ready To Learn early math and reading initiative in jeopardy

Federal funding for Ready To Learn, an educational initiative that supports math and reading for early learners, is in jeopardy.  Illinois parents and educators of 3-8 year olds might want to contact Illinois Senator Mark Kirk who serves on The Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee which is hoping to consider reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESA), which funds Ready To Learn.