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Reaching for Excellence Photo Essay
President Bush and Laura Bush listen to student Janea Bufford read at Moline Elementary School in St.Louis, Mo., Feb. 20, 2001. During his remarks, the President discussed the "Reading First" initiative, "It is a $5 billion program over five years. It will triple the amount of reading money available for local districts to access. It says that inherent in any good program is the need for districts to develop a K through 2 diagnostic tool; that is a simple tool that will enable K through 2 teachers to determine who needs help early."

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