Tag: UF Lastinger Center for Learning

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…]

Florida’s struggling readers flock to free book program

Editor’s note: Families can check eligibility requirements for the New Worlds Reading Initiative and enroll their children at newworldsreading.com. To read more about what Florida legislator Chris Spowls has to say about the program, click here. A $200 million effort approved in 2021 by the Florida Legislature already has shipped[Read More…]

UF Lastinger Center for Learning: Communication is key during pandemic

A Florida-based national education innovation hub’s analysis of approaches taken by public and private education programs throughout the state during COVID-19 reveals that open communication has played a critical role in the success and well-being of students, families and educators. Several key themes emerged from the University of Florida Lastinger[Read More…]