The Margaret Blount Harvey Literacy Institute will provide an excellent professional development opportunity for educators! A series of seminars will be provided that focus on literacy topics and best instructional practices. Representative types of topics include early literacy assessment and instruction, content and disciplinary literacy, strategies for addressing the literacy needs of struggling readers particularly at the middle and secondary school levels, and other possible topics. Plans are currently under way with regard to this exciting initiative. We greatly appreciate the generosity and support of family members Mrs. Leigh Harvey McNairy and Mrs. Sunny Harvey Burrows.