Tag: Reading Scholarship

Siblings find renewed interest in books through Florida’s New Worlds Reading Initiative literacy program

Tamra Creighton’s kids love books. “After school, we do a little bit of reading and then before bed,” said Creighton, a mom to seven children ranging in age from 10 years to 10 months. “During the summer we’re on trips, we read in the car to and from or inside[Read More…]

Almost 5,000 struggling Florida readers reaped benefits of Reading Scholarship program in 2020-21

Nearly $2.5 million in Reading Scholarships were awarded to 4,961 Florida students during the 2020-21 school year according to a report prepared by the state-approved scholarship funding organization that helps administer the scholarship. Step Up For Students, which hosts this blog, disclosed that families spent about 82%, or $1.5 million,[Read More…]