Just Read, Florida!
Just Read, Florida! is the statewide reading initiative that prioritizes reading in Florida's public schools and among all the community groups and volunteer organizations that support literacy. On September 7, 2001, Governor Jeb Bush signed Executive Order 01-260, designating Just Read, Florida! as a comprehensive and coordinated reading initiative. Florida Statute 1001.215 was created, establishing reading as a core value in the state. Just Read, Florida! was launched with the unequivocal goal of every child being able to read at or above grade level. Just Read, Florida! is based on the latest reading research that includes emphasis on oral language development, phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. With that goal in mind, Just Read, Florida! focuses on three main components: student success, educator quality and parent support.
Florida's B.E.S.T. ELA Standards Implementation
The New Worlds Reading Initiative is a FREE Florida literacy program for VPK-5 public or charter school students currently reading below grade level. Thanks to the support and investment of the Florida Legislature, this statewide book delivery program is a collaborative effort with the Florida Department of Education, school districts and other local and state organizations, and the University of Florida Lastinger Center. Don't miss the chance to discover more about the New Worlds Reading Initiative. Enrollment flyers are available in English (PDF), Spanish (PDF) and Haitian Creole (PDF).Read More
The purpose of the CLSD grant is to award competitive subgrants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to build capacity of knowledge and implementation of evidence-based practices to increase literacy outcomes for all children from birth through grade 12.Read More