The reality is that there is an illiteracy epidemic in the United States: 15 million (64%) American children are currently unable to read proficiently. This does not have to be our reality. The Lastinger Center, in partnership with the UF College of Education, is developing a comprehensive literacy network that enhances both teacher practice and child outcomes related to literacy instruction and reading proficiency while fostering a lifelong joy of learning among all ages.
Our integrated approach:
Literacy investments from award-winning author James Patterson
Improvement in CORE phonics and reading fluency in Winning Reading Boost
Greater reading growth for children with teachers engaged in our initiatives