I'm pleased to announce a public input meeting to be held on the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy State Grant Program next Friday, November 19, here at the U.S. Department of Education.
Next year, the Secretary plans to announce a competition for State projects to support comprehensive literacy development and to advance literacy skills, including pre-literacy skills, reading, and writing, for students from birth through grade 12, English learners and students with disabilities. So, we want to use this meeting to get input from experts, advocates, States, and other stakeholders on the application notice for this competition.
I want to encourage all of you who are interested to attend this meeting if you can -- we really value feedback at the Department, and your input will be incredibly important as we develop this grant program. You'll find more details on registration and submitting input below, and I look forward to a rich and productive meeting.