RESOLUTION NO. RS2000-150
A resolution recognizing March 6-10, 2000, as Reading Recovery week in Metropolitan Public Schools.
WHEREAS, the Reading Recovery program originated in New Zealand as a first-grade intervention program in reading that is now used throughout the world and in this country since 1984; and
WHEREAS, in the 1994-95 school year the Nashville Public Schools sent Jill Speering to Ohio State University to learn the program and become a highly trained teacher and leader; and
WHEREAS, the Reading Recovery program was implemented in Title I schools in Nashville during the 1995-96 school year and continues today; and
WHEREAS, this program brings the lowest-achieving readers in the first-grade to the average of their class, reduces the number of children referred and served in special education; and
WHEREAS, this program is currently being taught in the following public schools in Davidson County: Cora Howe, Glenn Enhanced Option, Gra-Mar Elementary, Berry Elementary, Park Avenue Enhanced Option, Margaret Allen Elementary, McCann Elementary and Napier Enhanced Option; and
WHEREAS, Nashville educators are committed to promoting reading at an early age for our childrens future academic success, their preparation for Americas jobs, and the ability to compete in a global economy; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognizes March 6-10, 2000, as Reading Recovery week in Metropolitan Public Schools.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
SECTION 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as recognizing March 6-10, 2000, as Reading Recovery week in Metropolitan Public Schools.
SECTION 2. The Metropolitan Council Staff Office is directed to prepare a certificate in honor of Reading Recovery week.
SECTION 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Carolyn Baldwin Tucker & Bob Bogen
|Referred to:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Introduced:||March 7, 2000|
|Adopted:||March 7, 2000|
|Approved:||March 9, 2000|