COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 38

October 5, 2004

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Literacy Empowerment Foundation

 

The Department of Education is pleased to announce that the Literacy Empowerment Foundation (LEF) is making available to schools a Matching Book Grant Program. This program allows schools to double their purchasing power by purchasing Guided Reading and Independent Reading Collections at half price.

 

The Literacy Empowerment Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. Information and matching book grant order forms are available at http://www.lefbooks.org. Orders must be received by November 15, 2004.

 

For further information, please contact Barbara F. Jones (bjones@mail.vak12ed.edu), specialist, reading and English, office of elementary instructional services, at (804) 786-1997.

 

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