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SEC. 1231. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.

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    It is the purpose of this subpart to help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by —
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    • (1) improving the educational opportunities of the Nations low-income families by integrating early childhood education, adult literacy or adult basic education, and parenting education into a unified family literacy program, to be referred to as Even Start; and
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    • (2) establishing a program that shall —
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      • (A) be implemented through cooperative projects that build on high-quality existing community resources to create a new range of services;
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      • (B) promote the academic achievement of children and adults;
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      • (C) assist children and adults from low-income families to achieve to challenging State content standards and challenging State student achievement standards; and
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      • (D) use instructional programs based on scientifically based reading research and addressing the prevention of reading difficulties for children and adults, to the extent such research is available.