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UF Lastinger Center launches statewide micro-credential program

UF Lastinger Center launches statewide micro-credential program

While Florida saw no significant changes in reading scores according to the 2022 NAEP scores¹, it still has a Grade 3 passing rate of 53% for the Florida Standards Assessment². This is a critical milestone for students. The chances of students falling behind are...
Launching Year 2 of the Pinellas Early Literacy Initiative

Launching Year 2 of the Pinellas Early Literacy Initiative

With not an empty chair to be found, more than 300 teachers filled the ballroom the morning of the Pinellas Early Literacy Initiative (PELI) Year 2 kickoff celebration. These Pinellas County school district teachers gathered to learn about the program, the successes...
Greater Tampa Bay Area Literacy Convening

Greater Tampa Bay Area Literacy Convening

“Great Morning!” was the resounding welcome for attendees at our Greater Tampa Bay Area Literacy Convening on April 27, 2022, and what started as a ‘great morning’ evolved into a truly incredible day. As a result of the Lastinger Center for Learnings’s ongoing work...
Chris Sprowls’ literacy initiative hits $50M private funding goal

Chris Sprowls’ literacy initiative hits $50M private funding goal

FloridaPolitics.com Sprowls said 135,000 Florida students have received books through the program. House Speaker Chris Sprowls announced Wednesday that his statewide book delivery program is now fully funded thanks to $50 million in commitments from corporate...