Adolescent Literacy: State Has Designated a State Office or Coordinator for Adolescent Literacy
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Adolescent Literacy: State Has Designated a State Office or Coordinator for Adolescent Literacy

Each state has fierce competition for limited resources of both time and money. Designating a state office or coordinator points to a central repository for ideas, coordination of plans, and accounting.

Why does it matter?



State has designated a state office or coordinator for adolescent literacy
Alabama

Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas No policy is evident, but in practice the K-12 Literacy Program Manager in the department of education functions as the designated coordinator for adolescent literacy. 
California
Colorado
Connecticut No policy evident, but in practice the State Department of Education's Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction's Education Consultant coordinates the adolescent literacy initiatives.
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida Yes, legislature created the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) which disseminates information through the Florida Progress Monitoring and Reporting Network.  
Georgia No policy evident, but in practice the division of curriculum and instruction in the department of education functions as the state office or coordinator for adolescent literacy.
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York In practice. The Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Instructional Technology works with the office of Early Education and Reading Initiatives to support increased adolescent literacy achievement.
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio In practice. The Ohio Reading Improvement Office is housed in the state department of education and facilitates communications with other agency divisions to ensure alignment across the state's literacy and teacher training activities. The office also offers professional development, provides an online adolescent literacy journal and runs a grant competition to fund research-based literacy programs in low-performing secondary schools.
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island In practice. The State Literacy Advisory Panel provides advice concerning literacy programs and efforts.
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia In practice. The English Coordinator K-12 and the Middle Grades English Specialist for the Virginia Department of Education's Office of Middle and High School Instructional Services coordinate adolescent literacy for the state.
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

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