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EPI Wins Reading First Contract for Iowa

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, August 10, 2007 — The Educational Policy Institute has won a competitive bid contract from the Iowa Department of Education to evaluate their federal Reading First program. Reading First is a part of the No Child Left Behind initiative, focusing on early childhood reading (K-3).

The Educational Policy Institute recently completed a Reading First evaluation for North Carolina. The new project will conduct data collection and analysis at 10 schools across Iowa, to be completed by May 2008.

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