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.
Reading Achievement Initiative for Scholastic Excellence (RAISE)
Florida’s B.E.S.T. Standards - English Language Arts
New Worlds Reading Initiative
The New Worlds Reading Initiative is a FREE Florida literacy program for K-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) and Spanish (PDF).Read More
Third Grade Guidance
With the goal of every student reading on grade level, Florida law specifies reading requirements for third-grade students and promotion to fourth grade. Visit this page for more information on legislation, State Board of Education rules and other available resources.Read More
Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) Grant
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
Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!
Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! is designed to raise awareness about the importance of reading and to inspire Florida's students and families to make reading part of their daily routines.Read More