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Carol Hampton Rasco

president, Reading Is Fundamental, Inc

Carol Hampton Rasco is President and CEO of Reading Is Fundamental, Inc., America's oldest and largest nonprofit children's and family literacy organization. Prior to holding this position, Rasco was the executive director for government relations at the College Board. From 1997 through 2000, Rasco served as the Senior Adviser to US Secretary of Education, Richard W. Riley, and as director of the America Reads Challenge, a four year national campaign to promote the importance of all children reading well and independently by the end of the third grade. Previously, Rasco worked for four years in the White House as domestic policy adviser to the president and directed the Domestic Policy Council.