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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).

Enroll here for the New Worlds Reading Initiative.

Pursuant to s. 1003.485(2)(a)3. F.S., beginning September 30, 2022, and annually thereafter, the Department of Education must report on its website the number of students participating in the initiative in each school district, information from the annual financial report under subparagraph (b)6., and the academic achievement and learning gains, as applicable, of participating students.

Year 1 New Worlds Reading Initiative District Enrollment (PDF)

Year 1 New Worlds Reading Initiative Project Disbursement Report (PDF)

Year 1 New Worlds Reading Initiative Tax Credit (PDF)

Year 1 New Worlds Reading Initiative Booklist (PDF)