S. 1895, The Prescribe A Book Act
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- This bill, or a similar bill, was reintroduced in the current Congress as S. 1345, The Prescribe A Book Act.
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S. 1895 would aid and support pediatric involvement in reading and education.
Prescribe A Book Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a Pediatric Early Literacy program under which the Secretary of Education awards matching grants to nonprofit organizations for the implementation of three-part models through which: (1) health care providers encourage parents to read aloud to their children and offer them recommendations and strategies for doing so; (2) health care providers give each visiting child between the ages of six months and five-years a new, developmentally appropriate children's book to take home and keep; and (3) volunteers reading to children in health care facility waiting areas show parents the techniques and pleasures of reading aloud to children.
Requires that the books provided to children under the program be obtained at a discount.
Status of the Legislation
Latest Major Action: 7/30/2007: Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
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